Raiders add Worley 8 days after arrest led to Eagles release
Worley was let go by the Eagles on April 15 after being arrested near the Eagles’ practice facility. Police used a Taser on him after he became combative and NFL Network also reported that a gun was found in Worley’s vehicle.
Philadelphia had acquired Worley earlier in the offseason from Carolina in a trade for receiver Torrey Smith. Worley was a third-round pick by the Panthers in 2016 and had 150 tackles, two sacks, three interceptions and 19 passes defensed in 31 games.
The Raiders also announced on Monday that they have exercised the fifth-year option on receiver Amari Cooper. After posting 1,000-yard seasons in his first two seasons in the NFL, Cooper struggled last season with 48 catches for 680 yards and seven TDs.
The $13.9 million option keeps Cooper under Oakland’s control through 2019. It is only guaranteed for injury.
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