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Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Eagles set to trade Torrey Smith

Eagles set to trade Torrey Smith

Vinny Curry remains to be an interesting player going forward for the Eagles, considering there were original reports of the team releasing him, but now it seems like Philadelphia will try to find a trading partner for the defensive end, especially after the trade for Pro-Bowl DE Michael Bennett.

The Panthers, who were thin at receiver a year ago, get a versatile player in Smith, someone adept at shorter routes and also capable of being a deep-ball threat.

Instead, the Eagles traded Smith to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for cornerback Daryl Worley.

Many Baltimore Ravens fans were hoping to see former second-round pick Torrey Smith back in purple this season. This move also helps the cash-strapped Eagles save north of $4 million in cap room.

Smith signed a three-year, $15 million deal with the Eagles as a free agent last offseason, but the emergence of other receivers, a lack of guaranteed money and a tight cap situation pointed to his departure this month. According to Spotrac.com, he is set to make $5 million in 2018, but now the Eagles can re-allocate his money to another position of need.

Worley, 23, is a Penn Charter alum who was a third-round pick out of West Virginia in 2016.

Worley finished the 2017 campaign with 63 tackles, 10 passes defended, two interceptions and a sack.

With Smith gone, the Eagles will either utilize Mack Hollins as the No. 3 receiver or look for an option in the draft to support Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor.

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