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Report: Ronald Darby leaves the NFC East

Former Eagles and Washington cornerback is headed out west.

Washington Football Team v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Ronald Darby had his share of injury issues during the three years he was with the Eagles, but the cornerback had a good year in Washington last season and is now reportedly signing with the Denver Broncos on a three-year deal worth $30 million.

His new deal with the Broncos is way more lucrative than the one-year deal he played on in 2020 worth just $1.25 million. But, his time in Washington helped earn him more money, having forced 17 incompletions, according to ProFootball Focus, tied for first in the NFL, along with 55 total tackles and a fumble recovery.

BGN’s Brandon Gowton recently wrote about Darby’s free agency potential:

“Finally able to stay healthy in Washington last year, Darby had a productive season for the Football Team with 16 passes defensed and just a 81.0 passer rating allowed. He’s expected to be one of the better corner options on the market so he’ll probably be out of the Eagles’ price range.”

At least Darby won’t be back in the NFC East as he looks to stay on track in his seventh season in the NFL.