The Philadelphia Eagles have released cornerback Daryl Worley after he was arrested in South Philadelphia on Sunday morning. The team made the announcement Sunday afternoon.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Worley "became combative" with officers and was tasered at the corner of Broad and Pattison, right next to the NovaCare Complex, at 6 a.m. Worley was reportedly found passed out in a vehicle and 911 was called. A gun was also reportedly taken from the scene.
The Eagles confirmed Worley's arrest in a statement: "We are in the process of gathering more information about Daryl Worley's arrest this morning."
Even without Worley, the Eagles have a stable of young cornerbacks on their roster.
Worley, 23, came to town as the return from Carolina in the Torrey Smith trade. He was just the latest young cornerback added to the Eagles' group. Even better, Worley was returning home to Philly, where his parents still live in their same North Philadelphia neighborhood where he grew up.
Worley starred at Penn Charter before going to West Virginia. Just after the trade, his high school coach called Worley a quiet kid (see story).
During his introductory press conference, Worley was asked about the potential negatives of playing back in his hometown.
"Coming back home to things like this, there's going to be a lot more asked of me, on the field and off the field," he said on March 20, "but with that being said, I have a great support group around me and I know I have a great group of guys so anything I may need or ask for I know they'll be able to help me with it."