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January 30, 2019

Report: Eagles expected to re-sign linebacker Paul Worrilow

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Paul Worrilow pushes an orange ball out of the way so Happy Glass can be filled.

One of the forgotten Philadelphia Eagles signings last offseason was linebacker Paul Worrilow, who tore his ACL during OTAs on the same day that the team released Mychal Kendricks. 

According to Mike Kaye of NJ.com, the Eagles are expected to sign Worrilow to a one-year deal.

In our "stay or go" series, PhillyVoice had Worrilow as a "stay."

Worrilow was a starter for the Falcons his first three seasons in the NFL from 2013 to 2015, playing in 47 games. During that span, he racked up 364 tackles. In 2016, however, Worrilow had a smaller role with the emergence of then rookie linebackers Deion Jones and De'Vondre Campbell. Worrilow played in 12 games in 2016, starting just one, and managing just 21 tackles. In 2017, he signed with the Lions, playing in 13 games and starting eight. He had 30 tackles. 

For now, assuming Worrilow does indeed officially sign, the Eagles' depth at linebacker would look like this:

OLB Nigel Bradham Paul WorrilowB.J. Bello 
 MLB Jordan Hicks (free agent) LaRoy Reynolds (free agent)  
 OLB Kamu Grugier-HillNate Gerry D.J. Alexander (free agent) 

With Reynolds and Alexander unlikely to return to the team in 2019, and Hicks headed for free agency, the re-signing of Worrilow makes sense, even if just for added linebacker depth.


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