The Eagles have not only established a winning culture over the past calendar month but a tight-knit locker room full of upstanding citizens eager to help in their communities and each other on the field. The “next man up” mentality carried the Eagles to their first Super Bowl title in team history by way of a roster that truly bought into what management was selling. However, now the front office and coaching staff is facing a bit of adversity with some of the new players on the roster.
New defensive back Daryl Worley was arrested early Sunday Morning near the NovaCare Complex after being found passed out in his car. According to reports, he became combative with police and a gun was recovered at the scene. (more info here: Daryl Worley Arrested)
Worley was an acquired trade piece in the Torrey Smith trade but isn’t the only newcomer to have issues. Defensive End Michael Bennett was also indicted for allegedly injuring a paraplegic woman after Super Bowl 51 shortly after joining the team via trade this offseason as well.
This is not the first, nor last time a newly added piece will find themselves in trouble with the law in the NFL. In fact, LB Nigel Bradham also had his share of issues when first joining the Eagles, but has since had a clean record and just earned a new contract.
With two serious issues on the Eagles hands as the NFL Draft approaches, they will have to mold the incoming crop of players to the culture Coach Doug Pederson has established to keep the players on board and success flowing.
More to come.