Daryl Worley Officially Cut by Eagles After Arrest

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistApril 15, 2018

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 29: Daryl Worley #26 of the Carolina Panthers lines up during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on October 29, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Bucs 17-3. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Eagles announced they have released cornerback Daryl Worley after his arrest early Sunday morning.

Les Bowen of Philly.com first reported it was likely the Eagles would cut Worley.

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com provided more details on the circumstances surrounding the arrest:

Rapoport added that "Worley was found passed out inside a vehicle blocking a highway. 911 was called."

The 23-year-old cornerback attended Philadelphia's Penn Charter High before heading to West Virginia and eventually the Carolina Panthers. He was traded to the Eagles this offseason in exchange for veteran wide receiver Torrey Smith.

Worley appeared in 31 games for the Panthers the past two seasons, registering 152 tackles, two sacks and three interceptions. He earned a grade of 58.9 from Pro Football Focus for the 2017 season, just 89th amongst cornerbacks.

He was expected to battle for a starting spot in Philadelphia's deep stable of cornerbacks, which includes Ronald Darby, Sidney Jones, Jalen Mills and Rasul Douglas. 

Worley was the second player acquired by the Eagles this offseason facing potential legal issues. Defensive end Michael Bennett was acquired by the team in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks and was charged with felony injury to the elderly after allegedly shoving aside a female staffer while trying to get on the field following the New England Patriots Super Bowl win over the Atlanta Falcons in Feb. 2017.

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