Packers get nothing from Jerel Worthy trade

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- When the New England Patriots waived defensive end Jerel Worthy on Saturday, it meant they will owe the Green Bay Packers nothing in return for acquiring him in a trade on Aug. 12.

The trade had two conditions in order for the Packers to receive compensation, believed to be a seventh-round pick:

  • 1. Worthy had to pass his physical, which he did despite missing the entire offseason in Green Bay because of a back injury.

  • 2. He had to make the Patriots' final cuts.

The Packers selected Worthy in the second round (No. 51 overall) in the 2012 draft and actually traded up to do so. They gave up a fourth-round pick to move up eight spots from No. 59.