Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Eagles trade Torrey Smith to Panthers for CB Daryl Worley

Eagles trade Torrey Smith to Panthers for CB Daryl Worley

Wide receiver Torrey Smith's tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles will be ending after just one season.

Via NFL Network and ESPN, the Philadelphia Eagles are trading veteran receiver Torrey Smith to the Carolina Panthers; in exchange, the Panthers are sending cornerback Daryl Worley to Philadelphia.

The deal can not become official until the new league year opens Wednesday at 4 p.m. But he was set to carry a $5 million cap hit into the 2018 season, while Worley's number stands at $670,000, according to Spotrac. He started 25 games during the past two seasons, including 14 previous year. According to ESPN.com, Worley's base salary is $650,000.

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Smith averaged a career-low 11.9 yards per catch in 2017, when the Eagles spread the ball around to Smith, wideout Alshon Jeffery and slot receiver Nelson Agholor.

"Much love and respect for you brotha!", Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz said on Twitter Friday. He also has some ties with the Eagles, having played at West Virginia University with Eagles wide receiver Shelton Gibson and running back Wendell Smallwood. In 15 games last season, Worley had two interceptions and a sack. Worley's addition would give the Eagles five talented cornerbacks on the roster younger than 25, as he'd join Jalen Mills, Ronald Darby, Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas in a crowded secondary. He also reeled in 13 grabs for 157 yards and one score in three playoff games en route to Philadelphia winning the Super Bowl.

Unfortunately, it looks like Smith's time in the City of Brotherly Love will end up being a one-and-done situation after the Eagles made a decision to trade the wideout to the Carolina Panthers.

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