Eagles trade Torrey Smith to Panthers

  • Eagles trade Torrey Smith to Panthers

Eagles trade Torrey Smith to Panthers

Numbers wise, Smith may not have put together the kind of regular season he was hoping for after catching just 36 passes for 430 yards with two touchdowns, but also keep in mind he did come up big in the postseason when it mattered the most.

The Eagles have traded wide receiver Torrey Smith to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for cornerback Daryl Worley, according to a report from ESPN.

It's the second notable move made by the Eagles in the last three days after acquiring defensive end Michael Bennett from the Seattle Seahawks.

Smith is a veteran of 108 career games with the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers and Eagles.

Smith, who was set to provide a $5 million cap hit next season, was not expected to last on the Super Bowl champions for much longer. Smith had five catches for 49 yards in Philly's 41-33 victory over the Patriots in Super Bowl LII and totaled 15 catches, 157 yards and a score in the postseason.

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been out here asking for wide receiver help this week. That element was missing in 2017 following the free-agent departure of Ted Ginn.

Worley, 23, was a second-round pick out of West Virginia 2016 and has started 31 games over the past two season. In just his second National Football League season, the former Virginia Tech standout recorded 63 tackles, 10 passes defended and two interceptions.