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October 2, 2018 08:00 AM
Jerel Worthy: Waived by Tampa Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Worthy was waived by the Bucs on Monday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Worthy inked a deal with Tampa Bay back in August. Given the Bucs' need elsewhere, Worthy's depth contributions along the defensive line became expendable.

August 20, 2018 10:16 PM
Buccaneers' Jerel Worthy: Signs with Tampa
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Worthy signed a contract with the Buccaneers on Monday, Jenna Laine of ESPN reports.

Worthy adds depth to a Buccaneers defensive line that's experiencing a rash of injuries.

November 14, 2017 10:32 PM
Jerel Worthy: Released by Bills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bills opted to cut Worthy on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Worthy is coming off his most productive game of the season, having posted three tackles in Sunday's loss to the Saints. However, the Bills opted to sign defensive lineman DeAndre Coleman on Tuesday to help boost their run defense (Coleman had more size than Worthy), and Worthy was the odd man out. He'll now look for new opportunities elsewhere.

September 27, 2017 02:56 PM
Bills' Jerel Worthy: Clears concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Worthy passed all phases of the NFL's concussion protocol and is expected to practice Wednesday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

The Bills' release of DeAndre Coleman earlier this week appeared to signal that the team anticipated Worthy would be able to make his season debut Sunday against the Falcons, and the fact that Worthy has been cleared to practice only adds further credence to that notion. With Marcell Dareus (ankle) expected to be limited at practice Wednesday and at risk of missing the Week 4 contest, Worthy could be thrust into a sizable role right away if he indeed suits up this weekend.

September 22, 2017 09:00 PM
Bills' Jerel Worthy: To miss third straight week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Worthy (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

Worthy has reportedly started to finally see some progress in the concussion protocol, but he's not far enough along yet to be ready for Sunday's game. His absence will leave the Bills particularly short-handed because Marcell Dareus has also been ruled out for Week 3.

September 15, 2017 02:08 PM
Bills' Jerel Worthy: Will sit out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Worthy (concussion) is listed as out for Sunday's matchup with the Panthers.

This will be the second straight game Worthy misses. Adolphus Washington and Cedric Thornton will continue to work as the Bills' depth defensive tackles until Worthy can clear concussion protocol.

September 15, 2017 10:08 AM
Bills' Jerel Worthy: Still not practicing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Worthy continues to miss practice due to a concussion, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Worthy missed the Week 1 win over the Jets, and given that he's still not practicing, it's not looking good for the depth defensive lineman's chances of playing this week at Carolina.

September 8, 2017 11:28 AM
Bills' Jerel Worthy: Ruled out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Worthy (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's season opener against the Jets, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

Worthy is still going through the league's concussion protocol after missing this past week of practice, and it appears as though the Bills already know the defensive tackle won't be symptom-free by the weekend. Adolphus Washington and Cedric Thornton will be the only reserve defensive tackles in Worthy's absence Sunday.

September 7, 2017 11:44 AM
Bills' Jerel Worthy: Misses practice again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Worthy (concussion) was absent from Thursday's practice, Joe Buscaglia of 7 ABC Buffalo reports.

With back-to-back days on the sideline during practice, it's looking like Worthy could be inactive for the season opener Sunday against the Jets. If that's the case, Adolphus Washington and the newly signed Cedric Thornton would be the only reserve defensive tackles available behind starters Marcell Dareus (hip) and Kyle Williams.

September 6, 2017 01:32 PM
Bills' Jerel Worthy: Still in concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Worthy (concussion) won't practice Wednesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Worthy is set to start the season in a depth role behind Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams at defensive tackle, but it remains to be seen if he'll be cleared for Week 1.

September 4, 2017 03:40 PM
Bills' Jerel Worthy: Still not cleared
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Worthy remains in the concussion protocol following a hit during Thursday's preseason finale, Joe Buscaglia of 7 ABC Buffalo reports.

Worthy did make the team as a backup defensive tackle and special teams asset, but his availability for Week 1 remains up in the air.

September 1, 2017 08:44 AM
Bills' Jerel Worthy: Will not return Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Worthy is being evaluated for a head injury and will not return to Thursday's preseason game against the Lions.

Worthy is expected to back up Kyle Williams (personal) at defensive tackle this season. The severity of his injury is unclear, but he'll have 10 days until a Week 1 matchup with the Jets to recover.

December 28, 2016 03:35 PM
Bills' Jerel Worthy: Removed from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Worthy (shoulder) was not on the Bills' Wednesday injury report.

Worthy was unable to play in Week 16 due to a shoulder injury, but the issue appears to have settled as he's projected to play Sunday against the Jets.

December 24, 2016 12:40 PM
Bills' Jerel Worthy: Inactive Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Worthy (shoulder) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Dolphins.

Worthy was limited in practice throughout the week, suggesting he might be able to play, but the team decided not to have him push it too much. Leger Douzable will likely see some extra snaps with Worthy out.

September 15, 2016 07:10 PM
Bills' Jerel Worthy: Listed as active Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Worthy (knee) has been listed as active for Thursday's matchup with the Jets.

Worthy was only able to participate in practice once this past week, and he was limited at that. He's one of Buffalo's primary backups at defensive end and he recorded two tackles in the Bills' Week 1 loss to the Ravens.

September 14, 2016 07:32 PM
Bills' Jerel Worthy: Questionable for Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Worthy (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday and considered questionable for Thursday's contest against the Jets.

Worthy participated in practice for the first time all week on Wednesday after recording two tackles during the regular season opener in Baltimore before injuring his knee. The issue doesn't appear to be anything serious, but it could keep him out of Week 2, as the Bills drew the Thursday night game. Leger Douzable could be in line for additional snaps as a depth option on the defensive line if Worthy is ruled out.

September 1, 2016 11:16 PM
Bills' Jerel Worthy: Cleared to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Worthy (concussion) has been cleared to return to Thursday's game.

Worthy was found to not have sustained a concussion after being taken to the locker room and passing the requisite tests. He'll be expected to return to the game soon.

September 1, 2016 09:22 PM
Bills' Jerel Worthy: Exits Thursday's game early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Worthy was forced to leave Thursday's game early due to be tested for a concussion.

Worthy took a hard hit in the first half of Thursday's tilt and was checked out on the sidelines before being taken to the locker room. He's considered questionable to return.

August 4, 2015 06:50 PM
Lions claim DT Jerel Worthy off waivers
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

The Lions have claimed defensive tackle Jerel Worthy off of waivers from the Chiefs, the team announced on Tuesday. Worthy was waived by Kansas City on Monday. Worthy has been burdened with injuries early on in his career, playing just 16 games in his first three seasons in the league. He has 2 1/2 sacks and 15 tackles in his brief career.

August 3, 2015 10:30 AM
Chiefs waive DT Jerel Worthy
by Elliot Smith | CBSSports.com

The Chiefs announced Monday they have waived defensive tackle Jerel Worthy, whom the team signed to its practice squad in October. 

Worthy played in 14 games in 2012 with the Packers, but tore his ACL in Week 17 of that season and has only played in two games since then.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/300
Birthdate:
04/28/1990
Age:
31
Hometown:
Dayton, OH, USA
School:
Michigan State
NFL Experience:
5
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