By Sally Fahey
Cornerback Ronald Darby has agreed to a one-year, $4 million free agent deal with the Redskins, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler is reporting.
The Redskins had a vacancy at cornerback after trading Quinton Dunbar to the Seattle Seahawks. Darby is the second notable addition at cornerback for the Redskins, who also signed Kendall Fuller in free agency.
Darby, who turned 26 in January, spent three years in Philly with the Eagles, including a Super Bowl run in 2017, but injuries always seemed to dog him.
He missed 28 of a possible 48 games over the past three seasons, including eight games in 2018 after tearing an ACL. He returned for the start of this past season but was in and out of the lineup and finished with two interceptions and 11 passes defensed over 11 games.
A second-round pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2015, the 26-year-old Darby started 29 of 32 games during his two years with the Bills. With 21 passes defensed and a pair of interceptions, he finished second in Defensive Rookie of the Year voting behind Marcus Peters.
Darby was traded to the Eagles before the start of the 2017 season for receiver Jordan Matthews and a third-round pick.
He has eight interceptions and 65 passes defensed in his five seasons.