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CB Ronald Darby jumps to top of Eagles' depth chart

From ESPN - August 13, 2017

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz wasted no time getting cornerback Ronald Darby in the mix.

Practicing with his new team for the first time Sunday, Darby ran with the first-team defense, manning the left outside corner post. Typically that spot is occupied by Jalen Mills, but Mills offered to move while Darby is settling in since he is accustomed to that side.

"He played good," said Mills. "First day out so he still needs to learn the terminology a little bit. I know on one play, we called a certain thing and he was like, 'Oh, well we called that this in Buffalo'. So he still has to learn the terminology but you see him out there competing, and that's what you want."

On Friday, the Eagles traded wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a third-round pick to the Bills for Darby, who was the runner-up for Rookie Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 and has 33 career pass break-ups in 29 games.

In explaining the move, executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman noted that the NFL is a "corner-deficient league."

"It's hard to find those guys," Roseman said. "It's hard to find guys who have been solid starters in this league and can play at a high level. And teams that have them are not really ready to move them."

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