Allen Park — The Detroit Lions have reached an agreement with free agent middle linebacker Paul Worrilow, according to a tweet from the player’s agency.
An undrafted free agent out of Delaware in 2013, Worrilow spent his first four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons.
An impressive athlete who posted eye-popping numbers at his pro day in 2013, Worrilow racked up 127 tackles and two sacks as a rookie. He followed it up with a career-high 143 tackles and two more sacks in 2014.
Worrilow led the Falcons in tackles a third straight year in 2015, but still lost his starting job last season to second-round pick Deion Jones. He continued to be a major special teams contributor on the Super Bowl runner-up.
In Detroit, Worrilow provides immediate depth and could challenge for playing time on an underwhelming linebacker group. He’ll also bolster the team’s already strong special teams units.