Eagles release CB Daryl Worley following his arrest

Daryl Worley had issues of commitment while with the Carolina Panthers and was traded for receiver Torrey Smith — who the Eagles were likely to cut.

Kahron Spearman

Now-former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Daryl Worley was reportedly tased and arrested in Philadelphia early Sunday morning, after Worley had apparently become combative with police, according to multiple outlets.


He was found passed out in his vehicle, where a gun was also found. The event took place near the Eagles' team facility. The team released Worley following the arrest.

Worley's been charged with six offenses including driving under the influence, possession of an instrument of crime and resisting arrest, according to ESPN.


The 23-year-old Philly native had spent the first two seasons of his career in Carolina, after being selected him in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft out of West Virginia.


Worley was traded to the Eagles in March in a transaction that sent wide receiver Torrey Smith to Carolina. 

When you go back and look at what was happening, I dont think Daryl was taking the next step in our situation and set of circumstances. And we felt that giving him a chance to go somewhere else and grow would be better for him.

Ron Rivera
Head coach, Carolina Panthers

It appears that the Eagles understood the risk of trading for Worley, who the Panthers reportedly believed wasn't committed to football. Torrey Smith was likely a cap casualty for them, Worley was deemed talented enough to take a flyer on. 


At only 23 years old, Worley could get another shot, depending on the length of his legal entanglement.