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Eagles release CB Daryl Worley shortly after arrest

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The Philadelphia Eagles have decided to release cornerback Daryl Worley shortly after his arrest near the team’s facility on Sunday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports.

Worley, who was acquired by the Eagles as part of the trade which sent Torrey Smith to the Carolina Panthers earlier in the offseason, was reportedly seen passed out in his car on a highway. He allegedly acted in a combative manner when police arrived at the scene and had to be subdued with the use of a taser. A gun was also recovered on the scene.

This is not the first time Worley has been in trouble with the law. In college, he was accused of assaulting a woman outside a nightclub. He pled no contest to that charge and served a six-month suspended sentence.

Worley was a former third-round pick by the Panthers in 2016. He started in 14 of the 15 games he played last season for the Panthers last season, and had 63 tackles, two interceptions, one sack, and 10 passes defended.

Worley was expected to take the place of Patrick Robinson, who played a significant part in the team’s run to the Super Bowl but left in free agency. Now that he’s out of the picture, the Eagles’ projected cornerback depth chart has taken a bit of a hit. Although, they still have Jalen Mills, Ronald Darby, and Sidney Jones, who are expected to play the majority of the snaps.

Worley’s release could see the Eagles target a cornerback in the upcoming draft to provide more depth at the position for their upcoming title defense.