The Philadelphia Eagles released cornerback Daryl Worley on Sunday evening, according to an official announcement from the team.
Worley’s release was anticipated following the news of his arrest for allegedly being combative with police officers in an incident that took place near the team’s facility in South Philly early this morning.
Worley’s NFL career in his hometown of Philadelphia was short-lived, to say the least. The Eagles acquired him in March by trading Torrey Smith to the Panthers. Worley didn’t even make it through April.
The truth is that Worley was never guaranteed a 53-man roster spot in 2018. He did have a chance to give the Eagles some nice depth at the cornerback position, however.
The Eagles still have a number of young, talented corners despite releasing Worley. The group of Jalen Mills, Ronald Darby, Sidney Jones, and Rasul Douglas is at least solid. Philadelphia could still look to add a natural slot corner to the mix through the 2018 NFL Draft.
Releasing Worley has very little impact on the Eagles’ cap situation. He had a $670,000 cap figure in 2018 and none of it was guaranteed.
The Worley situation could be viewed as a wake-up call to the rest of the roster to make sure they don’t end up like him. At least, you’d hope players take it that way.