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Detroit Lions Release CB Daryl Worley

Detroit Lions part ways with a member of their secondary ahead of their Week 8 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Detroit Lions announced a roster move on Tuesday ahead of their Week 8 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, as cornerback Daryl Worley has been released. 

After losing cornerbacks Jeff Okudah and Ifeatu Melifonwu to injury this season, Detroit's secondary turned to young and inexperienced players along with Worley. 

Worley was originally drafted in the third-round of the 2016 NFL draft by the Carolina Panthers.

Prior to playing in Detroit, he had stops with the Bills, Cowboys and Raiders. 

Unfortunately, his stint in Detroit has come to an end due to the emergence of undrafted rookie free agent Jerry Jacobs, who has steadily improved over the course of the past four weeks. 

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When cornerback A.J. Parker left the field due to an injury, Matthew Stafford immediately targeted the 26-year-old defensive back and torched him for a 59-yard score along with another touchdown.


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