The Panthers have agreed to trade for veteran Philadelphia Eagles wideout Torrey Smith in exchange for third-round cornerback Daryl Worley, according to a league source who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the trade is not yet official. He started 25 games during the past two seasons, including 14 previous year.
With all that being said, its not surprising to see Smith traded as he had potential out in his contract for this upcoming season.
Albert Breer of The MMQB added that the Eagles will save $4.3 million against the cap by dealing Smith while also saving $3.5 million by potentially replacing defensive end Vinny Curry with Bennett. He made an unbelievable catch in the NFC divisional playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons and scored a touchdown in the NFC championship game off of flea-flicker pass from quarterback Nick Foles.
The 2016 third-round pick out of West Virginia has started 25 games in his brief career, including 14 starts last season.
Over his short National Football League career, the 6-foot-1, 198-pound cornerback has 19 pass deflections, three interceptions, 150 total tackles, and two sacks. He joins a crowded secondary. With Patrick Robinson slated to become a free agent, cornerback was definitely a need for Philadelphia.
The Panthers are reportedly looking to revamp their wide receiver corps this offseason, so the 29-year-old should give Cam Newton an excellent deep threat. Worley provides depth as he could slot in alongside Sidney Jones should that happen.