Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Eagles trade Torrey Smith for CB Daryl Worley

Eagles trade Torrey Smith for CB Daryl Worley

In his only season with the team, the speedy veteran recorded 36 receptions for 430 yards and two touchdowns.

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.

After acquiring Michael Bennett on Wednesday from the Seattle Seahawks, general manager Howie Roseman began working toward financial freedom by dealing Torrey Smith to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for cornerback Daryl Worley. He scored on a 41-yard pass from Nick Foles in the Eagles' 38-7 victory over Minnesota in the NFC championship game and added five receptions for 49 yards in a 41-33 win over New England in Super Bowl LII.

Smith, 29, is the bigger name in this deal but might not be the best player.

On the other side, Smith never really panned out in his first and only season with the Eagles.

However, Smith has only enjoyed one season with more than 900 receiving yards, doing so in 2013 with the Baltimore Ravens. It will be a homecoming of sorts for Worley, as he is a graduate of Philadelphia's Penn Charter High School, the same school that Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan went to.

He'll join a crowded secondary with the Eagles that now features Jalen Mills, Ronald Darby, Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas. Worley finished with two interceptions and 10 pass deflections.

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