The Redskins signed former Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby to a one-year deal on Sunday.
Darby, a second-round pick by the Bills in 2015 who played college ball at Florida State, grabbed six interceptions in three years playing in Philadelphia but dealt with major injuries throughout his time there, including an ACL tear in 2018. The deal was first reported by ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Washington required to sign another cornerback after trading away disgruntled CB Quinton Dunbar last week.
With the new addition, expect the Redskins to let Kendall Fuller start on one side of the field and Darby and fourth-year pro Fabian Moreau compete for the starting spot on the other side of the defense. Jimmy Moreland projects as the inside slot corner.
The money on this deal won’t break the bank for the Redskins, but with two corners added in free agency and considerably more cash spent on Fuller, the Redskins 2020 secondary is starting to come into shape.
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Washington probably feels somewhat comfortable with Fuller, Darby, Moreau and Moreland and will likely draft another corner in April.
The team also signed Sean Davis from Pittsburgh with the intention to pair him with stalwart Landon Collins at the two safety spots.
For Redskins fans pushing for a reunion with former draft pick Bashaud Breeland, the Darby signing could end that possibility. Team sources stated for weeks that Breeland wasn’t a strong consideration anyway.
Interestingly, Washington has now signed three defensive free agents in the secondary all with local ties. Darby grew up in Oxon Hill and played at Potomac High, Fuller went to Good Counsel High School and Davis grew up in D.C.
A second-round pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2015, Darby started 29 of 32 matches during his two years with the Bills. With 21 passes defensed and a pair of interceptions, he concluded second in Defensive Rookie of the Year voting behind Marcus Peters.
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