The Eagles have made another move toward strengthening their linebacking corps. A league source confirmed they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with former University of Delaware linebacker Paul Worrilow, a five-year NFL veteran who spent last season with Detroit.
Worrilow, who will turn 28 next month, won a state championship with Wilmington’s Concord High, and walked on at Delaware, where he became one of the program’s most decorated players.
Worrilow, 6-foot-1 and 232 pounds, signed as an undrafted free agent with the Falcons in 2013 and started 43 games for Atlanta over the next three seasons. He became more of a backup/special-teamer in 2016, and continued in that role last season for Detroit.
Worrilow won’t necessarily play a lot of defensive snaps for the Eagles, but adding him could make the team more comfortable in parting with linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who carries a $7.6 million cap hit this year and isn’t likely to play a crucial role if Jordan Hicks and Nigel Bradham are healthy. The Eagles also signed Corey Nelson, a former Denver linebacker who could be a Kendricks replacement.