Instant analysis: Eagles sign former Bengals linebacker


After releasing veteran LB Paul Worrilow yesterday, the Eagles have started off their week by signing someone to take his place.

Worley went undrafted last year and landed with the Bengals. While most of his time was spent on the practice squad, the 6’2, 238 lbs linebacker was called up later in the year, appearing in two games.

Worley was cut by the Bengals in July and caught on with the Seahawks, who waived him shortly after.

What’s interesting is that during his time as a Buckeye, he was among the most versatile players on defense. Having played all three linebacker spots and holding his own at safety, he ended 2016 with 69 tackles, 4.5 for a loss and an INT. A two-year starter for Ohio State, he earned an all-big 10 honorable mention one year later as a senior.

Worley is purely filling out the depth chart after Worrilows release. Kamu Grugier-Hill is still recovering from a grade 3 MCL sprain and Nigel Bradham is yet to fully practice with the team. It’s unlikely he’ll be among those fighting for a spot on the final 53 (L.J Fort, Alex Singleton, Nate Gerry, T.J Edwards), but stranger things have happened.

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