Philadelphia Eagles release CB Daryl Worley after scuffle with police, arrest

Daryl Worley #26 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates an interception against the Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 10, 2017. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) 

The Philadelphia Eagles released cornerback Daryl Worley hours after he was arrested by local police, the team announced Sunday. 

According to, Worley was found passed out in his car near the team's practice facility in South Philadelphia. The report said Worley was "in possession of a gun" when police found him, and said officers used a Taser on the 23-year-old Worley when he became combative. 

Worley's arrest was first reported by the NFL Network. 

The Eagles initially said they were "gathering more information" about the matter before later announcing that he was cut.

The defending Super Bowl champions acquired Worley from the Carolina Panthers last month in exchange for wide receiver Torrey Smith. Worley started 25 games in his two seasons with the Panthers.

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