Eagles release cornerback Daryl Worley after arrest

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The Eagles were willing to parlay an asset they weren’t sure they wanted for a cornerback prospect.

They were not willing to endure an immediate embarrassment.

The Eagles announced moments ago they have released cornerback Daryl Worley, hours after he was arrested and tased early this morning near the team facility.

The Eagles acquired the former third-round pick from the Panthers in exchange for wide receiver Torrey Smith. They might have released Smith (though a restructure was possible) and the two years and $10 million he has left on his deal seems like a bargain for Carolina in light of the free agent market.

The Eagles were interested in any affordable cornerback options, but a local kid who found trouble before his career started there was something they didn’t want to waste time on, apparently.

55 responses to “Eagles release cornerback Daryl Worley after arrest

  1. Coming from an Eagle fan, I think this is great. No one is above the law. These overpaid athletes think they can do anything they want. I’m glad the Eagles did the right thing and maby it will set an example.

  2. Arrested for being drunk in a vehicle, resisting arrest and possession of a gun, and he’s released.

    Indicted and arrested for assault on an old woman in a wheelchair, and the player remains employed with the situation is under investigation.

    I’m all for due process and not jumping to conclusions, but geez, at least apply player employment standards uniformly.

  3. I’m a fan of Howie Roseman’s. Obviously, he tasted success and he liked it. He’s not satisfied with winning one super bowl. He’s doing everything the right way. Bill Belichick is a great coach/GM, who has also been fortunate to come along at a time when most folks running teams are clueless. Howie comes in with intelligence, hard work, and common sense. That’s almost unheard of in today’s NFL front offices. It’s also an era when the children of original owners, grandchildren, and nephews are the ones hiring the front office personnel. Most have never worked a day in their lives. They don’t really understand football. Howie Roseman is a breath of fresh air. He should be making $25 million a year.

  4. “These overpaid athlete”

    Sounds like jealousy. They’re paid exactly what the market rate is, supply and demand and all that.

  5. Eagles have 2nd lowest number of arrests in past 18 years or so.
    Haters won’t believe it but they don’t have to.

  6. Have to guess he didn’t have a permit for that gun. Doubt he would get released just for drunk driving (although I would be fine with that also) Nice work Howie, now cut Bennett please

  7. dlr4skins says:
    April 15, 2018 at 6:14 pm
    Panthers 7 Eagles 0

    —-

    So you consider the eagles dumping torrey smiths salary on the panthers as a ZERO? The fact the eagles got anything in return was a win for the eagles. Smith would have been cut anyway.

  8. dlr4skins says:
    April 15, 2018 at 6:14 pm
    Panthers 7 Eagles 0

    2 6 Rate This
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    Not true. This clown wasn’t good enough to make the Eagles anyway. See, howie got you panthers to take smith and his 10 million salary and Worley was a camp body. That’s called a salary dump son. Now it’s still the first quarter and your down 14 already. Your up big guy.

  9. dlr4skins says:
    April 15, 2018 at 6:14 pm
    Panthers 7 Eagles 0

    NFL Championships:
    Eagles-4
    Panthers-0

  10. cobrala2 says:

    Eagles have 2nd lowest number of arrests in past 18 years or so.
    Haters won’t believe it but they don’t have to.
    ==================================================

    Why did you use a 18 year mark? I mean you can manipulate any team’s arrest stats by going off a certain number of years.

  11. We need a de more than we need a cb…..bennett stays….worley goes…..way to take a stand.

  12. cobrala2 says:

    April 15, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Eagles have 2nd lowest number of arrests in past 18 years or so.
    Haters won’t believe it but they don’t have to.

    ——

    The fans tho, that’s a different story. Completely worthless. The cops in that city don’t even bother to arrest people, they just sit back and watch. Philly is really nice, we should move there…said no one ever.

  13. Bennett has done nothing wrong or broken any laws. So he’s got a big mouth. So did Jerome Brown.

  14. cobrala2 says:

    April 15, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Eagles have 2nd lowest number of arrests in past 18 years or so.
    Haters won’t believe it but they don’t have to.

    ——

    The fans tho, that’s a different story. Completely worthless. The cops in that city don’t even bother to arrest people, they just sit back and watch. Philly is really nice, we should move there…said no one ever…

  15. Good move. John Lynch – here’s hoping you learn from this and release foster

    – 49ers fan

  16. Howie is trying to acquire Aldon smith….he wants to complete the moron hat trick…bennet, worley and smith.

  17. jimnaizeeum says:
    April 15, 2018 at 6:33 pm
    dlr4skins says:
    April 15, 2018 at 6:14 pm
    Panthers 7 Eagles 0

    NFL Championships:
    Eagles-4
    Panthers-0

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    Actually I’m pretty sure the Panthers have won 2 NFV championships. I’m also pretty sure the Eagles have won 3 NFC championships

  18. Great start to what should be THE STANDARD in the NFL – cross the line and run afoul of the law and your career in the NFL is OVER. I don’t care about the lack of appearance of due process since that concept ONLY applies to the legal system. Since no one has a right to play in the NFL, either you act with the full respect of being a human and doing the right thing or you don’t. Cross that line and you should not continue to be in the NFL.

    I wish him luck avoiding jail time and finding a jail husband.

  19. This guy will be quickly picked up by the Dallas Cowpies or the Cincy Bungles – just the kind of player you want on your prison farm team.

  20. “Philly is really nice, we should move there…said no one ever…

    you obviously haven’t been there lately. I don’t live there anymore but I am amazed whenever I go back to visit how nice it has become. Beautiful, historic city with amazing architecture and world class food and cultural attractions. Oh, and also a Super Bowl Championship football team. Once of the nicest big cities in the US. Wasn’t always, but it is now.

  21. This is classic example of the NFL mindset. Reuben Foster? Large investment and therefore talent, egregious charges-Not cut. Daryl Worley? Marginal player, bad charges- cut.

    No one deserves to be tried, let alone convicted in the court of public opinion, but this is where we are.

    Privilege? This is the only kind that matters. Money and usefulness. It’s never about skin color, gender, sexual preference, or religion-any inferences to the contrary are a lie.

  22. How hard is it to A) Register your firearm and B) Grab an uber instead of driving drunk?

    Particularly when you make hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.

  23. If there’s one thing last year’s Eagles team showed us, it’s that a team full of guys who play for each other doesn’t guarantee winning but it sure beats a divided locker room. Guys like Worley aren’t bringing any locker rooms together. It’s too bad it didn’t work out and that they lost a good team guy in the bargain, but I’m glad the Eagles cut him.

  24. Due process applies to employment as well. No one here would be okay with being fired for being arrested as arrest is not a conviction. The eagles have not raused the standard as if this were Wentz, the team likely would have bailed him out.

  25. The Patriots will probably sign him and all the Pats fans will talk about how brilliant BB is for getting someone for nothing and ignore the reason he was cut–just like they did when the Patriots signed Michael Floyd.

  26. bird2urmother says:
    April 15, 2018 at 6:21 pm
    dlr4skins says:
    April 15, 2018 at 6:14 pm
    Panthers 7 Eagles 0
    —-
    So you consider the eagles dumping torrey smiths salary on the panthers as a ZERO? The fact the eagles got anything in return was a win for the eagles. Smith would have been cut anyway.

    The fact that you owed money to Torrey Smith in the first place said enough. A ZERO is REALLY what you got out of the deal. I’m glad you won the SB, being last to the dance without a date isn’t all that bad. At least the one SB gives the East as the only division with a trophy case. All though some teams’ cases are larger than others. I look forward to your repeat.

  27. dlr4skins says:
    April 15, 2018 at 8:58 pm
    bird2urmother says:
    April 15, 2018 at 6:21 pm
    dlr4skins says:
    April 15, 2018 at 6:14 pm
    Panthers 7 Eagles 0
    —-
    So you consider the eagles dumping torrey smiths salary on the panthers as a ZERO? The fact the eagles got anything in return was a win for the eagles. Smith would have been cut anyway.

    The fact that you owed money to Torrey Smith in the first place said enough
    ——-

    Lol really? This coming from a fan of the team that signed pryor for somewhere around 8 mil??

  28. Why is it the Panthers won the Trade or the Eagles got screwed? Fact is Worley could’ve been a bonus that’s all.Torry Smith was going to be cut either way and Worley was never going to make this team. Him being cut just gives the Birds another $600k in Salary cap space for player getting cut June 1rst. It also shows the team you act the fool..your off the TEAM.

  29. There was a good bit of talk a month ago about how they got a starting cb for next to nothing. I guess you get what you pay for most times. Revisionists can be funny every so often.

  30. cookerduff123 says:

    How hard is it to A) Register your firearm and B) Grab an uber instead of driving drunk?

    +=++++++++++++\
    I know some teams (just not sure if its all 32) offer paid car services for their players out on the town so there is no excuse for driving drunk.

  31. purpleguy says:
    April 15, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Arrested for being drunk in a vehicle, resisting arrest and possession of a gun, and he’s released.

    Indicted and arrested for assault on an old woman in a wheelchair, and the player remains employed with the situation is under investigation.

    I’m all for due process and not jumping to conclusions, but geez, at least apply player employment standards uniformly.

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    If you cannot see a difference between the two scenarios, then it’s not worth explaining. People will have their preconceived notions and there is nothing that can change their minds.

  32. The last to dance with a date? That may be the worst analogy I have ever heard. A better one would be Redskins are the old retired dude still day dreaming about the time a century ago where they had a date. The Eagles are the ones on the date now. When was the last time the redskins won the Superbowl? The 80s!!!!!! Were you even alive to watch that? The Redskins superbowls are about as relevant as the Eagles Championship against Lombardy in the 60s, neither were in this century. Nobody cares about the 80s, it is about what you have done in this CENTURY! Redskins have been irrelevant and are NOT close to winning anything. The Eagles will win multiple Superbowls and they will catch up to the rest of the NFL East. They have the right owner, GM, Coach, and QBs. Redskins have none of that now. Redskins owner is the number one reason Skins won’t be winning in the next 50 years. As for Torrey Smith, contract was fine the Eagles could have cut him with the full contract voided. His deal was basically 3-1 year contracts.

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    dlr4skins says:

    April 15, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    The fact that you owed money to Torrey Smith in the first place said enough. A ZERO is REALLY what you got out of the deal. I’m glad you won the SB, being last to the dance without a date isn’t all that bad. At least the one SB gives the East as the only division with a trophy case. All though some teams’ cases are larger than others. I look forward to your repeat.

  33. Shinnbone says:
    He was FIRED, enough of this PC, BS “cut or released” you were FIRED!

    — Actually, those were terms used in Football long before PC began popular.

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