The Daryl Worley era in Philadelphia might be over before it ever really began.
Les Bowen of the Daily News reports it is “likely” the Eagles will release the recently arrested cornerback. Bowen does note that the Eagles’ decision on Worley is “not certain.”
My understanding is that it is likely, though not certain, that the #Eagles will release cornerback Daryl Worley. Discussions being held among various parties.— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) April 15, 2018
Whether the Eagles release Worley or not, a suspension is possible. Bottom line, the Worley arrest makes what seemed like an imminent trade of Ronald Darby for a draft pick before April 26 a much tougher call.— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) April 15, 2018
Worley was reportedly arrested early on Sunday morning (April 15) after being found passed out inside a vehicle. Worley allegedly became “combative” with police and was tasered.
Here’s what I wrote about the possibility of the Eagles releasing Worley earlier today.
It was surprising when the Eagles acquired Worley because 1) it wasn’t expected they could get anything for Torrey Smith and 2) they already have a lot of young corners.
Due to that defensive back depth, Worley wasn’t necessarily a lock to make the Eagles’ final roster in the first place. This alleged incident certainly does nothing to help his standing with the team. It’s worth noting Worley can be released for a cap savings of $670,000 with zero dead money.
The reality is that the Eagles haven’t made any big investments in Worley and he’s not a vital player to the team’s success. This makes it easier for them to move on from him if that’s what they choose to do.
We’ll see if that’s the case.