Just under two months after signing with the Eagles, Worrilow suffered a torn ACL during OTAs, ending his season before it even began. The linebacker looked on track to play a meaningful role for Philadelphia in 2018 after registering 30 tackles in 13 games (eight starts) for the Lions the season prior, but it's now conceivable that the 28-year-old never ends up logging a snap during his time with the Eagles. Worrilow is on a one-year deal with the team, so he'll become a free agent again next offseason.
Worrilow suffered a torn ACL during OTAs on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Worrilow went down during Tuesday's practice sessions and was immediately put in an air cast and carted off the field. With the diagnosis of a torn ACL now official, Worrilow will likely land on the injured reserve and be sidelined for the entire 2018 season. With Worrilow's injury and Mychal Kendricks being released Tuesday, the Eagles are suddenly fairly light on quality depth at linebacker.
Worrilow, a five-year pro, spent last season with the Lions, recording 30 tackles, one pass breakup and one fumble recovery in 13 games (eight starts). The linebacker played a mix of defense and special teams but suffered a knee injury early in the year, which sidelined him for four contests. Before that, he spent four seasons in Atlanta, including a 2014 campaign in which he registered 142 tackles -- fifth highest in the league. It's difficult to say what Worrilow's role will be with the defending champs, given the signing of Corey Nelson (elbow) and the expected return of Nigel Bradham to his role at outside linebacker.
Worrilow was quietly effective in 2017 while playing on a one-year deal with Detroit. He ultimately graded out as Pro Football Focus' 16th-ranked 4-3 outside linebacker, earning his highest marks in run defense. The Delaware product doesn't have nearly the same IDP appeal he flashed during his first few years in the league, but he has proven to be a valuable real-life asset and should have a number of suitors on the open market this offseason.
Worrilow (knee) won't carry an injury designation into Monday night's game against the Packers, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Worrilow was a full participant in practice this week and looks to be fully healthy after missing the last three games. The 27-year-old suffered a sprained MCL in early October which led to the absence, but he looks ready to take over at outside linebacker for the Lions.
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