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Eagles' Darby out for the season with ACL tear

November 12, 2018 - 12:59 pm

By Eliot Shorr-Parks

PHILADELPHIA (94 WIP Sportsradio) — Things went from bad to worse on Monday for the Eagles, as head coach Doug Pederson announced that cornerback Ronald Darby will miss the remainder of the season with an ACL tear. 

The news of Darby's injury comes one day after the team's loss to the Dallas Cowboys. 

Although Darby was not playing at a high level this season, his loss is still a big one for a secondary that was already dealing with multiple injuries.

It is possible that the Eagles will go into New Orleans next Sunday without both of their starting cornerbacks if Jalen Mills is out, and all three of their starters if Sidney Jones misses another game. As for who might take Darby's spot, Pederson mentioned Jones as the first option if he is able to play. 

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Darby's ACL injury could mean he has played his final game in an Eagles uniform. Darby is set to become a free agent his upcoming offseason, and even before the injury, it appeared unlikely that he was going to be back due to the money he was probably going to command on the open market. 

If Darby's time with the Eagles is indeed over, his two years with the team will be a mixed bag. On one hand, he was a starter on a Super Bowl winning team. On the other hand, Darby will end up missing 15 games over his two seasons in an Eagles uniform due to two major injuries.