Since being traded to the Eagles last Friday, he hasn’t seemed totally comfortable with the idea of playing so quickly — not because the opponent is Buffalo, but because he is still in the early stages of learning Jim Schwartz’s defense.
But the coaches seem to think they can give Darby some simple assignments (“press this receiver, then run real fast downfield with him”) and get a look at their brand-new major acquisition for a series or two, at least.
Though Brandon Brooks seems pretty much over his ankle strain, the prudent thing would be to sit him again and give Chance Warmack another start at right guard.
Shelton Gibson is a raw, speedy guy whose fifth-round pedigree might mean the team is reluctant to try to sneak him through waivers onto the practice squad.
Barring injury, the top four are Alshon Jeffery, Torrey Smith, Nelson Agholor and fourth-round rookie Mack Hollins.
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