The offseason moves continue for the Philadelphia Eagles, as Howie Roseman made yet another trade on Friday. He caught five passes for 69 yards and a touchdown against Minnesota in the NFC Championship Game, and had five receptions for 49 yards in the Super Bowl victory over the Patriots.
The deal marks Philly's second swap of a wideout for a defensive player this week as the Eagles will add defensive end Michael Bennett and a seventh-round pick from the Seattle Seahawks for wide receiver Marcus Johnson and a fifth-round pick, per ESPN.
The 29-year-old Smith just won his second Super Bowl ring (he also won one with the Ravens in 2012-13), and was the Eagles' fourth-leading receiver last season with 36 catches. He has shown big-play ability with his speed to stretch the field vertically while be a reliable target in crucial moments. The Eagles were able to free up that cap space and add a promising cornerback.
As it relates to Worley, he's seen as an up-and-coming young cornerback in the league.
Worley, a third-round pick out of West Virginia in 2016, started 25 of 31 games for Carolina over his first two seasons. Worley finished with two interceptions and 10 pass deflections.
All in all, this trade benefits both teams as the Panthers give quarterback Cam Newton a reliable veteran wide receiver and the Eagles continue to boost up their secondary.