Paul Worrilow signed his restricted free agent tender with the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday.
Now officially back in the fold, Worrilow is set to reprise his starting middle linebacker role for the Falcons, on the heels of a 2015 campaign in which the 25-year-old recorded 95 tackles and two picks in 15 games, production that represented a dip from the IDP-friendly 142 tackles that he recorded for the Falcons in 2014.
The Atlanta Falcons are expected to extend a second-round tender to Paul Worrilow , Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
If the Falcons proceed as planned, Worrilow will cost a second-round pick for an organization that extends an offer sheet that his initial team doesn't match. As Atlanta's leading tackler in each of the past three campaigns, he may be considered worthy of such lofty compensation.
He also forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and notched two interceptions on the year. It was certainly a solid season for Worrilow, but IDP owners likely expected a lot more. He failed to record a sack in 2015 after recording two in each of his first two seasons, and it was the first time he failed to top 125 tackles in his three-year career. Coming off a 143-tackle season, owners likely expected a little more production out of the young linebacker. He'll be a restricted free agent this offseason, and the Falcons will likely ensure he returns to the team in 2016.
Paul Worrilow (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Panthers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Though the injury limited Worrilow in practice all week, it never seriously threatened to keep him out for a second straight week, as he was listed as probable heading into Sunday. Worrilow leads the Atlanta Falcons with 86 tackles, but he's not nearly the IDP monster he's been over the previous two seasons. He's cracked double-digit stops in just one of his 13 games.
Paul Worrilow (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Worrilow is set to return to action after missing last week's game against the Jaguars. He will start Sunday, but will be part of a rotation with Nate Stupar and Philip Wheeler, according to ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure.
|P2||8/18/16||@ CLE||8:00 pm|
|P3||8/25/16||@ MIA||8:00 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|3||9/26/16||@ NO||8:30 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ DEN||4:05 pm|
|6||10/16/16||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|9||11/3/16||@ TB||8:25 pm|
|10||11/13/16||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
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|16||12/24/16||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
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