The Eagles have released Daryl Worley after he was found passed out in a vehicle near the NovaCare Complex where the team practices, NBC10 reported. Police responded to a 911 call and found Worley asleep at the wheel at the intersection of Broad and Pattison streets. He allegedly acted in a combative manner when police arrived at the scene and had to be subdued with the use of a taser.
New details have emerged regarding the incident.
He faces six charges in all: DUI (first offense), firearms not to be carried without a license, carrying firearms in public in Philadelphia, possession of an instrument of crime, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct/engaging in fighting.He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 1.
The Eagles announced the release of Worley hours after news broke of his arrest which occurred at 6 am.
The team had acquired Worley, a Philadelphia native, earlier this off season from the Carolina Panthers, in a deal for WR Torrey Smith. On the surface, the move appeared to be a really good one for the Eagles.
Worley's release could see the Eagles target a cornerback in the upcoming draft to provide more depth at the position for their upcoming title defense.
Worley, a third-round pick in 2016, started 25 games in the past two seasons for the Panthers. So far there is no information from the authorities if Worley has been charged and what will be his penalty.
The Eagles opened their offseason training program Monday.