The Eagles have released Worley.
Worley, who the Eagles had acquired from the Panthers in exchange for wideout Torrey Smith last month, was quickly let go by Philadelphia in the wake of the cornerback's Sunday morning arrest. It remains to be seen if Worley will be subject to any discipline at the hands of the NFL, but Sunday's incident led to the Eagles parting way with the 2016 third-rounder, who logged 64 tackles and two picks for Carolina last season.
Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Worley, who was arrested near the Eagles' team facility at approximately 6 AM on Sunday, allegedly became combative with police, who reportedly administrated a taser on Worley. The cornerback joined the Eagles last month in trade that sent receiver Torrey Smith to the Panthers.
Worley, who the Panthers took in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, is coming off a 2017 campaign in which he logged 64 tackles and two picks in 15 games. It's a move that saves the Eagles $4 million in salary cap space, per NJ.com. Meanwhile, the addition of Worley bolsters a Philadelphia cornerback corps that also includes Ronald Darby, Jalen Mills, Rasul Douglas and Sidney Jones.
Worley finished with 64 tackles (50 solo), two interceptions and one sack in 15 games played this season.
Worley, a third-round pick in 2016, served as Carolina's starter opposite top corner James Bradberry as a rookie, registering 88 stops and a pick along the way. This season, the trade acquisition of Kevon Seymour cut into his snaps early on, but Worley prevailed to re-establish himself as a first-stringer. The 22-year-old will aim to keep going in the right direction in 2018.
Worley totaled seven tackles (six solo) and made an interception in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Packers.
Worley not only finished second on the Panthers in tackles, but he also hauled in his second interception in as many weeks. Although his 52 tackles don't stack up to last year's 88, Worley's two picks on the campaign at least top his rookie output.