Wide receiver Amara Darboh was one of the more prominent names released by the Seattle Seahawks over the weekend, as the 2017 third-round draft pick didn’t even last two seasons before the front office decided to cut him loose. On Sunday, Darboh was claimed by the New England Patriots, sparking the usual fear that Bill Belichick and Tom Brady would work their evil magic and turn him into a productive part of the offense.
one week since you looked at me two days, and Darboh has apparently been waived again, per Field Yates.
Source: the Patriots have waived WR Amara Darboh, claimed off of waivers on Sunday. They are now at four receivers on the 53-man roster again.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 4, 2018
Mike Garofalo reports that Darboh is having surgery, although nothing more was specified. He’d been battling hip problems throughout Seahawks preseason (which caused him to miss every game), as well as a clavicle injury. Whatever the case, the surgery looks to be the main reason why the Patriots have made this decision.
The transaction hasn’t been made official yet, so it’s possible that he’ll go through as waived/injured. If that’s the case and he goes unclaimed, Darboh would wind up on New England’s injured reserve.
Update: Darboh is being waived with an injury designation.