ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP/CBS4) — The Denver Broncos have addressed their biggest defensive need by agreeing to terms with former Washington cornerback Ronald Darby on a three-year $30 million deal that can be signed on Wednesday when the NFL’s business year begins. The seventh-year cornerback is cashing in after excelling on a one-year, $4 million contract with Washington last season.

Ronald Darby on Nov. 22, 2020 at FedExField.

Ronald Darby on Nov. 22, 2020 at FedExField. (credit: Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

He started all 16 regular season games and Washington’s playoff loss. He collected 55 tackles and broke up 16 passes.

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A second-round pick by Buffalo in 2015, Darby spent 2017-19 in Philadelphia, where he was a part-time starter on the Eagles’ Super Bowl 52 championship team.

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Darby joins Bryce Callahan and Michael Ojemudia in the Broncos’ backfield. Earlier this offseason, the Broncos jettisoned veteran cornerback A.J. Bouye after one unproductive season in Denver.

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