Eagles Trade Torrey Smith To Panthers

The Panthers trading cornerback Daryl Worley to the Eagles in exchange for wide receiver Torrey Smith, sources tell ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter (on Twitter). The deal will give the Eagles some cap relief while strengthening their cornerback depth. Meanwhile, the Panthers acquire a proven veteran receiver, something that ranked high on their list of needs this offseason. 

The Eagles were expected decline Smith’s $5MM option and make him a free agent, but they instead found a taker in the Panthers. Smith started 14 games during his only season in Philly, hauling in 36 receptions for 430 yards and two touchdowns. That marked an improvement over his previous season with the Niners, a year in which he missed one-quarter of the regular season games and caught just 20 passes for 267 yards and three TDs.

Smith, a 2011 second-round pick, made a name for himself in Baltimore where he topped 1,100 yards in the 2013 season and established himself as one of the league’s best deep threats. He no longer looks the part of a top-tier wide receiver, but as he proved last year, he still has some gas in the tank.

Worley appeared in 15 games and started all but one of those contests for the Panthers. He tallied 63 tackles, one sack, and ten passes defensed, but he graded out as Pro Football Focus’ No. 89 ranked cornerback last season.

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9 comments on “Eagles Trade Torrey Smith To Panthers

  1. ziggy13

    Maybe this lends some credibility to the rumors I’ve been hearing about Philly potentially trading a cornerback for a midround pick (most likely Mills or Darby). Gets them some injury insurance to cover their thinned out CB group in that case

  2. acarneglia

    It’s a good move by both sides. Cam will definitely enjoy having a new toy.

  3. Michael Chaney

    The metrics apparently aren’t too found of Worley, but getting a young corner with the potential to start is a good return for someone they might have cut anyway. It makes sense for the Panthers too.

  4. Z-A

    IF it were me, I wouldn’t trade any of the DBs until I figured out which one can play the slot best. They’re all at least adequate as an outside corner.

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