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.
With a trip to face Drew Brees and the soaring Saints offense in New Orleans on tap for next week, the back-end issues for Philly could be exploited once again.
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.
- Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay confirmed that wideout Cooper Kuppsuffered a torn ACL during Sunday's win against the Seahawks.
- 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.
- The Kansas City Chiefs are getting healthier heading into a prime-time battle of one-loss teams in Mexico. Andy Reid told reporters Monday that wide receiver Sammy Watkins (foot) and linebacker Anthony Hitchens (ribs) have "a pretty good chance" of playing next Monday against the Rams.
- New York Jets coach Todd Bowles said quarterback Sam Darnold (foot) is out of his walking boot, according to ESPN. He said it's too early to say if he'll be able to play in 13 days vs. the Patriots.
- 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.
- Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker is dealing with a sprained AC joint in his shoulder that won't require surgery, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. He's considered week to week.