Coach Doug Pederson announced that cornerback Ronald Darby tore his ACL in Sunday night's loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Darby's season is done. The 24-year-old corner will head into free agency coming off injury.
The news is another blow to the injury-ravaged Eagles, who have sent eight players to IR this season so far.
Darby was the best corner on a team that's gotten repeatedly burned by opposing pass offenses this season. With Sidney Jones and Jalen Mills also dealing with injuries, the defending Super Bowl champions are digging deep into the roster for corners. Undrafted rookie Chandon Sullivan replaced Darby at cornerback on Sunday night as the Eagles couldn't get a stop down the stretch.
Here are other injuries we're monitoring around the league:
- Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Denzel Perryman will miss the rest of the season after suffering multiple injuries during Sunday's win over the Raiders, the team announced. Perryman suffered an injury to his LCL and likely needs hamstring surgery, as well. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport adds that Perryman's recovery should have him ready in three to four months, a key detail for Perryman, who is slated to be a free agent this offseason.
- Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones has a knee bruise but the injury and will be OK, a source tells Rapoport. The ankle injury running back Kerryon Johnson incurred is not considered to be significant, Rapoport adds.
- Jacksonville Jaguars center Brandon Linder suffered a knee injury that will knock him for the rest of the season, Doug Marrone told reporters Monday.
- New England Patriots offensive lineman Trent Brown sustained a back injury in Sunday's loss but Rapoport notes the injury is not considered significant.
- Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jordy Nelson is undergoing an evaluation on his knee today. Receiver Martavis Bryant sustained a PCL sprain in Sunday's loss.