The Packers have agreed to trade defensive lineman to Jerel Worthy to the Patriots, Worthy’s agent, Chafie Fields, announced on Tuesday.
The trade is contingent on Worthy, a former second-round pick, passing a physical, Fields indicated.
According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the Patriots will send a “late-round” selection to Green Bay to complete the deal.
A third-year pro from Michigan State, the 24-year-old Worthy appeared in 14 games as a rookie for Green Bay in 2012. However, an ACL tear ended his first NFL season, and he was limited to just three games in 2013.
Worthy has been on the Packers’ non-football injury list since late July. He had offseason back surgery.
In New England, Worthy would likely figure as a defensive tackle in the club’s 4-3 scheme. He can also play end in a 3-4 front.