Worley signed a contract tender worth $3.095 million, which was originally extended to him in March. The 24-year-old underwent offseason surgery to address a shoulder issue that caused him to miss the last two games of the 2018 season, but is expected to be a full go for 2019. A physical cornerback, Worley appears primed to start opposite Gareon Conley and could secure IDP relevance with increased snaps on tap.
Worley (shoulder) is expected to return to the Raiders on a one-year deal worth $3.095 million after the team placed a second-round tender on the running back Thursday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
Worley's first season with the Raiders saw career-low totals in tackles and passes defended, but some of that can be attributed to a four-game suspension to begin the season, as well as a shoulder injury that cut his year two weeks short. He'll return to Oakland at a relatively low cost to provide depth in the secondary. Any team electing to match this offer would have to surrender a second-round pick.
Coach Jon Gruden believes Worley had shoulder surgery recently, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Worley was traded and released during the 2018 offseason, eventually landing in Oakland where he made 10 appearances (nine starts) after serving a four-game suspension in September. The 23-year-old cornerback is scheduled to become a restricted free agent and thus figures to be back with the Raiders in 2019. Shoulder surgery might throw a hitch in the plan, but he'll likely be healthy for training camp.
Worley (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Worley was initially listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Broncos and was a limited pratice participant all week, but he now lands on season-ending injured reserve. Expect Nick Nelson and Bene Benwikere to see a notable uptick in snaps throughout the final two games of the season.
Worley (shoulder) is questionable for Monday's game against the Broncos, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Worley was a limited participant at practice this week as he's battled shoulder issues on-and-off since late October. The 24-year-old missed the first four weeks of the season due to a suspension but has since played in all 10 games for the Raiders. Nick Nelson and Bene Benwikere could see heavily increased roles against Denver with starting cornerback Gareon Conley (concussion) also questionable.