Birds get CB Ronald Darby in exchange for Matthews, third-round pick

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The Eagles have traded Jordan Matthews and a third-round pick in 2018 to the Buffalo Bills, according to Adam Caplan.

In another report, the Bills traded Sammy Watkins to the Los Angeles Rams.

I’m going to point to Mack Hollins’ touchdown last night as being one of the prime reasons Howie Roseman was willing to trade Jordan Matthews so quickly. Also, Ronald Darby isn’t a slouch. It’s an improvement to the secondary, but it’ll be interesting to see just how much of an improvement.

Statement from the Eagles:

The Eagles announced on Friday afternoon that they have acquired cornerback Ronald Darby from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a 2018 third-round draft pick.

The 5-11, 193-pound Darby was a second-round draft pick of the Bills in 2015. He has been a starter in all 29 of his career games over the past two seasons. He had 121 tackles, 32 passes defensed, three tackles for loss, and two interceptions with the Bills. In 2016, Darby had a career-best 69 tackles and 12 passes defensed. Darby is just 23 years old and has two years left on his rookie deal.

Howie Roseman will address the media at 2:15 p.m. We will carry it live on PhiladelphiaEagles.com and the Eagles Mobile App.

Hours before Matthews was dealt, the Eagles posted this on Instagram:

No one is safe. 🎥

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No one is safe, indeed. Except Carson.


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