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Eagles release CB Worley following arrest

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16 Apr 2018, 08:21 GMT+10

The Philadelphia Eagles announced Sunday that they released cornerback Daryl Worley, hours after he was arrested.

Worley was tased and arrested early Sunday morning after he was found passed out inside a vehicle that was blocking a highway, according to reports.

Worley was tased during the 6 a.m. arrest after he reportedly became combative toward police. A gun was also recovered at the scene at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue, near the team's NovaCare Complex facility in South Philadelphia.

The Eagles later confirmed Worley had been arrested. Reports then surfaced that he could be released by the team. ESPN reported that key decision makers were expected to discuss the matter.

The Eagles are scheduled to begin their offseason workout program on Monday.

Worley, who is a Philadelphia native, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault in 2014 stemming from his involvement in a nightclub altercation with a woman in Morgantown, W.Va. He received a six-month suspended sentence as a result of the incident.

The 23-year-old Worley was acquired from the Carolina Panthers in March in a deal for wide receiver Torrey Smith.

Worley is the second Eagles offseason acquisition to face potential criminal charges this calendar year. In March, authorities in Texas charged defensive end Michael Bennett with harming an elderly woman at Super Bowl LI.

Worley recorded 64 tackles, two interceptions and 1.0 sack in 15 games last season. He has 152 tackles, three interceptions and 2.0 sacks in 31 career contests since being selected by the Panthers in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

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