The Philadelphia Eagles want to explore what would have been with veteran linebacker, Paul Worrilow.
The 2018 NFL season was one big year full of injuries for the Philadelphia Eagles. While they had guys already nursing injuries before the offseason programs even kicked off, they never seemed to get fully healthy at throughout the year. I mean sure, some guys eventually returned, but for the most part, the Eagles were one of the most injured teams throughout the NFL for the second year in a row. This time around though, they weren’t as successful.
One of the first major injuries to occur last season was the veteran linebacker, Paul Worrilow. Before training camp had even begun, Worrilow ended up tearing his ACL during the first session of OTAs. His first season with the Eagles ended up being over way before it even had the chance to begin. Many figured that Worrilow’s short stint in Philly would never end up happening, but it’s time to think again. The Eagles announced on Wednesday that Worrilow is back for another season.
Eagles make their first offseason signing
Leave it to the Philadelphia Eagles to remain loyal to those who really wanted to play for the team. For those who don’t know – Worrilow grew up in Delaware, which caused him actually to be an Eagles fan when he was younger. The 28-year-old linebacker played most of his career with the Atlanta Falcons, and also had a stint with the Detroit Lions. He was brought to Philly to contribute on special teams, and even potentially be valuable to the young linebackers core, which could’ve used some veteran help for next year.
The Eagles may look significantly different at linebacker next season considering that they could lose Jordan Hicks to free agency. But at least with Worrilow back, they will have a reliable veteran on board to back up guys like Nigel Bradham and Kamu Grugier-Hill. Worrilow most likely won’t be the last linebacker that the Eagles bring on, but at least they are off to a good start to the offseason by retaining an older veteran for cheap.