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Eagles release Paul Worrilow

Paul Worrilow, Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Paul Worrilow came into training camp knowing he had to compete to be on the 53-man roster. It seems his attempts have fallen short.

With two games left in the preseason, the Eagles have started to trim the fat off their roster. They announced that Worrilow has been released,via Twitter:

Worrilow is certainly no stranger to dealing with adversity throughout his career. He signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent following a decorated college career at Delaware. Despite his draft status, he eventually became a starter for the better part of his four-year tenure in Atlanta and was an integral part of the defense during their Super Bowl run in the 2016 NFL season.

Worrilow then spent a year with the Detroit Lions before signing with his life-long favorite team in Philadelphia. Unfortunately, his dream of playing for the Eagles was cut short when he missed the entire 2018 campaign after suffering a torn ACL on the first day of organized team activities.

The veteran was optimistic that he would potentially be able to bounce back this offseason, however, he has not logged in enough time to make a strong impression on the coaching staff due to other lingering injuries. Although Worrilow has fallen on rough times before, it remains to be seen whether or not he will get another opportunity to prove himself with the 2019 NFL season just around the corner.

The focus for him now should be getting back to 100 percent in case he gets a call from teams looking to shore up their depth in the linebacker corps.