Ronald Darby traded to Eagles

Hope Soto
August 12, 2017

As for Matthews, what sort of impact his departure will have on the locker room remains to be seen, especially with quarterback Carson Wentz. Of course, Agholor will have to avoid a repeat of last year's disastrous performance to help replace Matthews' production alongside free-agent signees Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith.

Darby, 23, was a second-round pick of Buffalo in 2015 out of Florida State and represents an immediate upgrade for an Eagles CB depth chart.

Darby, a native of Oxon Hill, MD, played three seasons for the Seminoles, appearing in 42 career games and totaling 79 tackles (57 solo), 16 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery. He caught 73 passes for 804 yards and three touchdowns last season.

Taylor took a $10 million pay cut in March to stay with the Bills, saying at the time he was putting his trust in management to fill in pieces around him after Taylor dealt with a lackluster group of receivers over his first two seasons as the starter.

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"You worry about everything when you trade a professional like Jordan Matthews", Roseman said.

According to Rotowire, Darby has great speed and elite jumping ability, and at 5'11, 193 he's a bigger corner who will have to lock down some of the top receivers in the National Football League this season. However, Watkins was hobbled over the 2016 season with a foot injury.

Even better, Darby has two years left on his deal, which is why the Eagles needed to throw in a 2018 third-rounder to make it happen. "(Matthews) you'll always be my boy both on & off the field.

Buffalo essentially traded Gaines for Darby in these two trades, as well. "This isn't one where you're celebrating and doing a dance, because you're giving up a good player and a good pick, but in this league you're not going to be able to get anything unless you give something. But we've got to do what's in the best interest of this team moving forward and that's why we made the trade".

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