According to senior writer Tim Twentyman, the Detroit Lions have claimed former Michigan State University defensive tackle Jerel Worthy off waivers.
Lions sign former Michigan State DT and second round pick of the Packers in 2012 Jerel Worthy off waivers. http://t.co/YaE2TY8G6u
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) August 4, 2015
Worthy was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second-round of the 2012 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he played 14 games and had 11 tackles and 2.5 sacks before tearing his ACL in the final game of the season. In 2013, he was able to play in only two games for the Packers and was eventually traded to the New England Patriots in August of last year. After failing to make the team, Worthy caught on with the Kansas City Chiefs and was on their practice squad for the 2014 season. Just this past week he was cut from the Chiefs and placed on waivers.
This is purely a depth move for the Lions who had to rebuild their defensive line for the 2015 season. With Haloti Ngata struggling with an injury right now, it was a move the Lions felt they had to make.