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Paul Worrilow Injury: Eagles linebacker carted off in first practice of the year

It was a quiet reminder that even spring workouts can cause injuries.

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Shortly after the on-field portion of OTAs got underway for the Eagles, things came to a screeching halt as newly acquired linebacker Paul Worrilow went down with a right knee injury.

After colliding — without knee pads — with fellow linebacker Corey Nelson, Worrilow smacked the ground in anger as he was unable to get up. Quickly, the training staff put an air cast around his leg, and as the music was turned down and teammates across the field took a knee, the team’s medical cart made it’s way to the injured.

Worrilow was brought in this offseason to add some depth to the linebacker position. With injuries and free agency thinning the group a bit, the five-year veteran was expected to help develop the younger players and fill a roster need pretty quickly.

He’s only missed eight games during his career, and notched 413 total tackles during that time — not to mention 4.0 sacks, three forced fumbles and two interceptions. Worrilow spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Falcons, before a one-year stint in 2017 in Detroit.

The Eagles signed Worrilow to a one-year deal during free agency — in what has become Howie Roseman’s favorite “prove it”-type contract offer.

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