The Philadelphia Eagles released Daryl Worley on Sunday after the cornerback was arrested for allegedly being combative with Philadelphia police, multiple law enforcement sources told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
The Eagles confirmed Worley’s arrest prior to his release, saying in a statement, “We are in the process of gathering more information about Daryl Worley ‘s arrest this morning.”
After adding new coach Matt Nagy and retooling their offense, the Bears likely will look to add to their defense early in the draft. Edmunds, only 19 years old, is a special talent and can fit into multiple spots in the Bears’ defense.
Rosen might experience a minor slide on draft day, and if so, the 49ers of all the teams in the top 10 are most likely to trade down. While the Patriots, Jaguars and Bengals all could make a similar move, the Chargers have been quiet during this draft process and need to start planning for the future.
New coach Jon Gruden would love to add to his offense, but Smith is the type of high-character, plug-and-play leader who can help solidify the Raiders’ defensive talent. Cornerback also is a strong option.
According to NFL Network, Worley was tased during the 6 a.m. arrest after he allegedly became combative toward police.
Here are five observations about the Eagles decision to cut ties with Worley.
1. It was a low-risk, high reward move. The risk still won out. It seemed curious that the Panthers would be willing to move on from a 23-year-old cornerback on his rookie contract, who seemingly remained productive. The Eagles likely were going to release Smith anyway, though, so general manager Howie Roseman was lauded for deftly bringing in a young cornerback option. Now he’s already gone.
2. It won’t cost anything. Worley was only set to earn $670,000 this season and $755,000 next season as part of the contract he signed before his rookie season with the Panthers. The Eagles will save $670,000 without incurring a dead cap penalty. It’s not much, but the team is tight for cap space — just $1.675 million under the cap prior to Worley’s release, per NFLPA — and every dollar counts.