Linebacker Paul Worrilow‘s tenure with the Ravens last all of 24 hours. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports (via Twitter) that the veteran has decided to retire. The 29-year-old signed a contract with Baltimore yesterday.
Worrilow’s pairing with Baltimore seemed to make sense; Jeff Zrebiec of the Athletic notes (on Twitter) that the team is currently rostering only seven healthy defensive linemen. The Ravens will likely keep Brandon Williams and Michael Pierce out of the lineup for the preseason finale, and potential starters Chris Wormley and Willie Henry were forced to play much of the second half during the Ravens win on Thursday. At the very least, they’ll need a healthy body to get them through the final preseason contest.
Worrilow, a 2013 undrafted free agent out of Delaware, quickly established himself as a dependable rotation piece for the Falcons. Worrilow started 43 games over his first three seasons in the NFL, including a 2014 campaign where he finished with a career-high 142 tackles. The inside linebacker played a backup role for the NFC-winning 2016 Falcons before moving on to the Lions, where he started eight games in 2017.
He signed with the Eagles in 2018 but tore his ACL on the first day of OTAs. He re-signed with the organization back in January, but he was released by the organization earlier this month.