Cornerback Ronald Darby is expected to re-sign with the Eagles, according to Ian Rapoport.
Source: #Eagles CB Ronald Darby is re-signing in Philly. He visited KC Thursday, but opts for a 1-year deal as he works to recover from a torn ACL. Given that he had surgery in late Nov, Darby may not be ready for Week 1, but he stays in Philly to work.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2019
Darby had previously met with the Kansas City Chiefs, but he ultimately decided that his time would be best spent with the Eagles.
The 25-year-old is taking a one-year deal while he works his way back from a torn ACL that he suffered in early November of last season.
He is not expected to be ready for the season opener.
Eagles’ CB Ronald Darby is returning to Philadelphia on a one-year deal, per a source. Eagles keep another of their own players.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2019
Darby was a critical part of the Eagles' 2017 Super Bowl-winning team that downed the New England Patriots. He led the team with two passes defended against Tom Brady.
During his time with the team, he has appeared in 17 games, pulling down four picks while registering 21 passes defended and 77 total tackles.
Needless to say, he still has a long road of recovery before he can rejoin the Philadelphia secondary. But the Eagles got a critical part of their team back, and he may be the perfect midseason spark for them in 2019.