The Philadelphia Eagles released veteran linebacker Paul Worrilow, according to an official announcement from the team. This news helps explain why Worrilow wasn’t in attendance for Sunday’s practice.
The Eagles originally signed Worrilow — a Wilmington, Delaware native — during the 2018 offseason. He figured to compete for a spot on the roster as a backup linebacker and special teams contributor but instead he tore his ACL during the first OTA practice.
The Eagles re-signed Worrilow to a minimum one-year contract earlier this offseason. He was set to compete for a roster spot once again but then he missed a lot of practice time due to lingering knee issues. The Eagles clearly decided it was time to move on from the 29-year-old vet.
With Worrilow gone, the Eagles have the following linebackers under contract: Nigel Bradham, Kamu Gruger-Hill, Zach Brown, Nathan Gerry, L.J. Fort, T.J. Edwards, Alex Singleton, and Asantay Brown. The Eagles will probably keep the first five or six of those guys on their 53-man roster.
Releasing Worrilow also means the Eagles have one open roster spot. The safe bet is on the team adding some kind of camp body to help fill practice reps and preseason snaps.