Halftime highlights: Ronald Darby, Mychal Kendricks and Corey Clement shine against Bills


The Eagles head into halftime of their second preseason game with a 13-3 lead over the Buffalo Bills. It may only be pre-season, but the fans in attendance were treated to a shining debut and a backfield breakout among some other impressive plays and performances. Here’s a quick breakdown before the second half gets underway.


Darby’s dream debut:

Going into tonight’s game, there was a lot of intrigue surrounding the Eagles newest cornerback Ronald Darby. It didn’t take long for that intrigue to turn to excitement however. In his first showing as an Eagle, Darby picked off a pass from Tyrod Taylor and sent momentum careering back into the home team’s favor.


Darby ended his night with one tackle and one interception. It’s safe to say the Eagles have a new starting cornerback in town…and a very talented one at that. For the first time in a long time, there’s a reason to be excited about the Eagles cornerback position.


Clement’s breakout:

After LeGarrette Blount struggled to set the tone, it was Wisconsin’s Corey Clement who exploded into the game with some big plays. A 24-yard rush was followed by an impressive touchdown rush from inside the red-zone.

With Smallwood out, Clement made a strong statement that he’s going nowhere without a fight.


Kendricks is balling:
Two picks in two weeks?! Mychal Kendricks is shining right now. When you add to that a sack as well as a tackle for a loss, what you get is a linebacker who is trying to prove a point. With the depth chart uncertain at linebacker, Kendricks is doing all the right things to either increase his trade value, or cement his spot on the final 53.


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