Raiders sign former Eagles, Panthers cornerback Daryl Worley after recent arrest
Worley faces six charges from his arrest on April 15
Worley, a third-round pick of the Panthers in 2016, appeared in 31 games for the Panthers over the past two seasons before . He was expected to bolster the Eagles' secondary. Instead, he got arrested before he could even take the field.
On the morning of April 15, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that "Worley was found passed out inside a vehicle blocking a highway." According to Rapoport and Mike Garafolo, Worley was tasered by Philadelphia police after he got combative with them near the Eagles team facility. Later that day, the Eagles cut him.
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According to Tim McManus of ESPN, Worley faces the following six charges:
- Firearms not to be carried without a license
- Carrying firearms in public in Philadelphia
- Possession of an instrument of crime
- Resisting arrest
- Disorderly conduct/engaging in fighting
A preliminary hearing was scheduled for May 1.
Still, it took him only just over a week to find a new home in the NFL. If you're keeping track, Worley is the fifth cornerback of note that the Raiders have added in free agency, with most of their additions being under-the-radar type of signings.
In Worley's brief career, he's notched three interceptions, 19 passes defended, two sacks, and 111 tackles. At 23, he still holds plenty of promise as a football player.
Last season, the Raiders' defense ranked 29th in DVOA and 30th against the pass, per Football Outsiders. All signs indicate the Raiders will use the draft to address many of their weaknesses on that side of the ball after free agency came and went without the Raiders making any substantial defensive signings.
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