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Report: Eagles CB Daryl Worley tased, arrested near team facility

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Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Daryl Worley was arrested Sunday morning after he was found passed out inside a vehicle blocking a highway near the team facility, according to the NFL Network.

Ian Rapoport reports that Worley was combative with Philadelphia police upon gaining consciousness and had to be subdued with the use of a taser.

#Eagles CB Daryl Worley was arrested at 6 am this morning when he became combative with police and Philadelphia police administrated a taser on him, sources tell @MikeGarafolo and me. A gun was recovered on the scene.

The Eagles affirmed Worley’s arrest in a statement which said they are “in the process of gathering more information about Daryl Worley’s arrest this morning.”

The Eagles acquired Worley last month in a deal that sent wide receiver Torrey Smith to the Carolina Panthers. The 23-year-old Worley was a third-round pick by the Panthers in 2016. He played in 15 games (14 starts) for the Panthers last season, recording 63 tackles, two interceptions, one sack, and 10 passes defended.

The Eagles likely wanted Worley to be a significant player in an Eagles cornerback depth chart which lost a pivotal piece in Patrick Robinson to the New Orleans Saints this offseason. But after this incident, coupled with a previous assault case, his future with the team has become uncertain.

Jalen Mills, who started 15 games last season, and Ronald Darby, who was acquired in a trade from the Buffalo Bills last season, are likely candidates to start at cornerback for the upcoming campaign. Sidney Jones, last year’s second-round pick, is also expected to play a significant part after missing virtually all of last year with a torn Achilles.

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