The Green Bay Packers have reportedly traded defensive tackle Jerel Worthy to the Patriots for a late round pick, according to Ian Rapaport of NFL Network, as well as Worthy’s agent, Chafie Fields.
The former second round pick in the 2012 draft was a promising 3-technique in college at Michigan State, but was drafted out of position to be a 3-4 defensive end. Worthy played in 14 games as a rookie, recorded 2.5 sacks and 14 tackles, before tearing his ACL in week 17 of his rookie season. The knee injury kept him out of nearly all of the 2013 season, except for 14 plays where he recorded only one tackle. Worthy was graded as the 5th worst 3-4 defensive end in all of the NFL by ProFootball Focus.com.
The trade is pending Worthy passing a physical. The Packers will only receive the late round draft pick if Worthy makes the Patriots team. The Packers likely would’ve cut Worthy before the start of the 2014 season, so at least they can get something out of him in the future instead of nothing.
Andy Burch is a Converged Broadcast Media major at The University of North Texas, class of 2017. He is currently an intern for BaD Radio at 1310/96.7 The Ticket and a Packers news writer for ALLGBP.com. You can follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Son0fABurch