Ravens LB Paul Worrilow retires a day after signing with Baltimore
On Friday, the Baltimore Ravens signed veteran linebacker Paul Worrilow to their roster. Then, in a turn of events, Worrilow retired just a day after joining the team, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
The 29-year old linebacker played six seasons in the NFL and was showing interest in continuing his playing career before ultimately deciding to call it quits. Worrilow last played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018 before signing with the Ravens.
In 2013, Worrilow kickstarted his NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted rookie out of Delaware. The Delaware product immediately became a starter for Atlanta over the next few seasons. In his rookie campaign, he racked up 127 tackles and two sacks despite being an underdog to make the roster.
The veteran linebacker would end up spending four seasons in Atlanta before landing with the Detroit Lions in 2017. Over the course of his four years with the Falcons, Worrilow tallied 383 tackles, four sacks, and two interceptions.
Worrilow’s time with the Lions was short-lived and the versatile linebacker was released by the team after the 2017 season. The former Falcons linebacker would find himself with the Eagles in 2018; after the team was coming off of a Super Bowl victory.
Unfortunately, in one of his first practices in Philadelphia, Worrilow tore his ACL and was placed on injured reserve. After failing to play in any games in 2018, Worrilow was released by the Eagles earlier this offseason.
That left the veteran linebacker to search for a new home after recovering from a season-ending injury last year. He found one but after considering his options, Worrilow decided to move on from the NFL after six seasons in the league.