Eagles expected to lose Darby 4-6 weeks
By Mike Alessandrini • Philadelphia Eagles • Ronald Darby • Patrick Robinson • Jalen Mills • Sep 11, 2017PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 17: Ronald Darby #35 of the Philadelphia Eagles plays against the Buffalo Bills the preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field on August 17, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Bills 20-16. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
- According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby is out 4-6 weeks with a dislocated ankle after MRI and X-ray results were negative. This was the best-case scenario for the team after the injury originally looked gruesome.
- Darby played just 18 snaps with his new team before being carted off the field. The former Buffalo Bill had a rough sophomore campaign after a promising rookie year. His 9.7 coverage snaps per reception ranked 54th at his position in 2016. Opposing quarterbacks had a 104.8 passer rating when targeting Darby.
- The Eagles will move forward with Jalen Mills and Patrick Robinson as their top two cornerbacks while Darby is sidelined. The duo had a solid showing against the Washington Redskins in Week 1. Mills was targeted 15 times, but did not allow any big plays and collected a red-zone interception. Robinson allowed just three catches on six targets for 22 yards. Cousins had a 59.0 passer rating when throwing at the veteran. He earned an 82.3 overall grade for his efforts.