Eagles reportedly trading Torrey Smith to Panthers for a young cornerback

  • Eagles reportedly trading Torrey Smith to Panthers for a young cornerback

Eagles reportedly trading Torrey Smith to Panthers for a young cornerback

The Philadelphia Eagles and Carolina Panthers have made a trade involving wide receiver Torrey Smith and cornerback Daryl Worley, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Eagles might be a month removed from their first Super Bowl title, but they're not taking anything for granted.

The Eagles are currently projected to be about $14 million over the salary cap, and need to shed salary between now and March 14.

Smith hauled in a 41-yard touchdown in the NFC Championship Game against the Vikings, then had five catches for 49 yards in Super Bowl LII.

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

Daryl Worley of the Carolina Panthers celebrates an interception against the Minnesota Vikings
Daryl Worley of the Carolina Panthers celebrates an interception against the Minnesota Vikings

As a member of the Panthers, Smith will now get to catch passes from Cam Newton.

Look for the former third-round pick out of West Virginia to start alongside Ronald Darby in Philadelphia, giving the Eagles a quality tandem.

Worley finished the 2017 campaign with 63 tackles, 10 passes defended, two interceptions and a sack.

Smith signed a three-year, $15 million deal with Philadelphia last offseason.

The decision to move Smith likely came due to the Eagles believing they could acquire additional talent to fill his spot at a more cheap price.