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Posted: April 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | No Comments »

The Eagles shocked us when they traded Torrey Smith for CB Daryl Worley. The team was going to cut Smith so getting something of value came as a shock, especially a young CB with starting experience. That seemed too good to be true.

It was.

Oops.

Worley was arrested on Sunday morning.

Worley had some character questions. That’s part of why the Panthers were willing to give up on him. This doesn’t mean he’s the worst guy in history, but backup players just can’t afford to get in trouble like this. They just aren’t worth the headache.

The Eagles were a feel-good story in 2017. The team won the Super Bowl and did all the right things off the field. With the Michael Bennett situation still playing out, I’m sure the team had a low tolerance for legal trouble. Worley was new and played a position where the team is deep. That made him expendable.

With the team set to begin the voluntary offseason conditioning program on Monday, Worley’s release will serve as a warning to other players…stay out of trouble.

Worley is from Philly and you always wonder if coming home is a good thing. You have a lot of friends to have fun with, but those friends don’t always understand that the NFL world has consequences that don’t exist in the real world.

Worley should have taken his trade as a huge warning sign that something was up. Teams just don’t give up young starting corners for the heck of it. He should have been on his best behavior. Instead, he had a fun Saturday night and he’s now out of a job.

Some team will pick Worley up, but he will be on a very short leash.

This doesn’t hurt the Eagles too much.

CB – Ronald Darby, Jalen Mills, Sidney Jones, Rasul Douglas

That is a deep set of corners. And young. There has been talk of the Eagles dealing Darby. Maybe the team backs off that idea. There are a couple of other players in the mix. Doug Pederson has mentioned D.J. Killings and De’Vante Bausby by name a few times this year.

The Eagles have some hope for Killings. They weren’t keeping him around just because he makes great potato salad.

It is almost a certainty that the Eagles will add a DB in the draft, likely someone who can play in the slot. If so, that leaves plenty of depth on the outside.

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In case you had any doubts, Cris Carter could not block Reggie White.

https://twitter.com/thecheckdown/status/985247076106682368

Wow.

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