Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
Sports | By Toni Houston

Eagles trade WR Torrey Smith to Panthers for CB Daryl Worley

Eagles trade WR Torrey Smith to Panthers for CB Daryl Worley

The move saves the Eagles $4 million in salary cap space, as Smith was set to count $5 million against the cap, and Worley counts just $650,000.

At wide receiver, the Eagles could turn to 2017 fourth-round pick Mack Hollins to replace Smith in the starting lineup or seek more help at the position when free agency opens next week.

The Philadelphia Eagles are planning to trade wide receiver Torrey Smith to the Panthers in exchange for cornerback Darryl Worley in a move that would provide the Super Bowl champions much-needed relief under the salary cap, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Trades can't be officially made until the new league year starts on Wednesday.

Seeing that Smith was scheduled to earn $5 million in 2018 makes it easy to understand why the decision was made by Philadelphia, and the fact that Howie Roseman was able to land a player in return with Worley when the team was already expected to move on from the veteran wideout is incredible.

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These did not carry over into his professional career, as he has been a model of consistency. He started at free safety his freshman year, but moved to inside linebacker as a sophomore.

The 29-year-old Smith just won his second Super Bowl ring (he also won one with the Ravens in 2012-13), and was the Eagles' fourth-leading receiver last season with 36 catches.

Worley, 23, grew up in Philadelphia and is a William Penn Charter School graduate.

Worley, a third-round pick out of West Virginia in 2016, started 25 of 31 games for Carolina over his first two seasons. He joins a crowded secondary. The addition of Worley and Jones, who sat all but one game of his rookie season while recovering from a ruptured Achilles' tendon, means that veteran cornerback Patrick Robinson, who led the Eagles with four interceptions this season, probably won't be re-signed.

The Eagles pass defense ranked 17th in the National Football League last season and are facing the possibility of losing Patrick Robinson to free agency.

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