MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Daryl Worley’s month-long stint with the Philadelphia Eagles ended Sunday with his release, mere hours after the cornerback was arrested for being combative with police.

The former West Virginia standout and third-round pick was taken into custody around 6 a.m. Sunday after Philadelphia police reportedly found him passed out inside a vehicle blocking a section of Broad Street near the Eagles’ facility. The NFL Network reported that an unregistered gun was confiscated from the vehicle and Worley had to be tased by police.

Worley made 25 starts in his first two seasons for the Carolina Panthers before being traded to the Eagles for receiver veteran Torrey Smith in March, a deal that seemed one-sided at the time.

Perhaps more context surfaced Sunday, when Charlotte Observer beat writer Joseph Person reported that the Panthers sought the trade because they were concerned that Worley “liked the nightlife.”

Worley was a three-year starter at West Virginia who entered the 2016 NFL draft as an underclassmen after being ruled academically ineligible for the Cactus Bowl.

Many fans cheered his return to Philadelphia, where Worley played high school ball at Penn Charter. But when the Eagles begin their offseason program Monday, he won’t be there.


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