Eagles release cornerback Daryl Worley after his arrest

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2017, file photo, Green Bay Packers' Jordy Nelson (87) catches a pass in front of Carolina Panthers' Daryl Worley (26) during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. The Oakland Raiders are shuffling wide receivers, signing free agent Nelson and releasing Michael Crabtree. A person familiar with the moves says Nelson has agreed to a two-year contract on Thursday, March 15, 2018, after spending more than a day meeting with the former Packers star. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles have released cornerback Daryl Worley, hours after he was arrested.

NFL Network reported that Worley was arrested Sunday morning near the team’s practice facility and that police used a Taser on him after he became combative. The report also said a gun was found in Worley’s vehicle.

The team first issued a statement that it was investigating Worley’s arrest and later announced he was cut.

The Super Bowl champions traded wide receiver Torrey Smith to the Carolina Panthers for Worley 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.

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