Eagles release cornerback Daryl Worley after reports he was tased, arrested in Philly

This is a 2017 photo of Daryl Worley, when he was a member of the Carolina Panthers (AP Photo)

This is a 2017 photo of Daryl Worley, when he was a member of the Carolina Panthers (AP Photo)

Updated: 6:50 p.m.

The Philadelphia Eagles have released cornerback Daryl Worley after multiple news outlets reported he was arrested in the city early Sunday morning.

The team announced the move in a tweet on Sunday evening.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport tweeted that Worley was arrested at 6 a.m. Sunday “when he became combative with police and Philadelphia police administered a taser on him.”

Philly.com reports Worley, a Philadelphia native, was found passed out in a car on Broad Street, near the Eagles’ practice facility, and was in possession of a gun.

Worley was a star player on the William Penn Charter High School Quakers, and went on to play for the the University of West Virginia Mountaineers.

The Eagles acquired Worley in a trade with the Carolina Panthers in March. They also acquired defensive end Michael Bennett in a trade with Seattle. Bennett was arrested last month on a charge that he injured a paraplegic woman as he tried to get onto the field after last year’s Super Bowl to celebrate with his brother.

Worley, a third-round pick in 2016, started 25 games in the past two seasons for the Panthers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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