3 Free agents Philadelphia Eagles have to let walk in 2020
By Dan Parzych
2. Ronald Darby
Rightfully so, there was plenty of excitement surrounding the trade with the Buffalo Bills that brought Ronald Darby to the Eagles prior to the 2017 season since he was considered a top cornerback in the league at the time.
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Unfortunately, Darby suffered an ankle injury during his first game with the Eagles that season, and even though he would eventually return, little did Philadelphia know this would be the start of numerous injuries surrounding the cornerback.
From suffering a torn ACL towards the end of the 2018 season to recently dealing with a hip injury a few weeks ago, staying healthy has been an issue for Darby during each of his three seasons with the Eagles.
Last offseason, Philadelphia knew they had nothing to lose in signing Darby to a favorable one-year deal since they wanted to see how effective he would be once fully healthy.
And while there were plenty of great performances by Darby over the course of the 2019 season, there were some frustrating ones as well.
Cornerback is considered the top position of need for the Eagles entering the offseason, and while this factor alone makes it seem like they should re-sign Darby, the argument can also be made that having him return would be holding the defense back.