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Report: Ronald Darby agrees to three-year deal with Broncos

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After one season in Washington, cornerback Ronald Darby is moving on.

The 27-year-old defensive back has agreed to a three-year deal with the Denver Broncos, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Darby's contract is worth $30 million with $19.5 million fully guaranteed, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

As for any free agent signing, the deal can't be official until the new NFL league year begins at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

In his lone season with Washington, Darby excelled. The 2015 second-round pick graded out the highest of any Washington cornerback, according to Pro Football Focus, and led the team in pass breakups.

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Darby also played all 16 games for Washington in 2020, the first time in his career he played a full season.

With Darby now gone, Washington has a big hole to fill at cornerback opposite Kendall Fuller. The team has a few options in free agency, but Washington had prioritized keeping Darby. Now, it must look elsewhere to fill that need.