According to several reports, the Green Bay Packers agreed to terms with second round pick Jerel Worthy Thursday. Both ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Ty Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel confirmed the signing.
And now Green Bay has signed rookie DT Jerel Worthy, whom the Packers traded up to draft.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 10, 2012
Just confirmed that Jerel Worthy has reached a deal with the #Packers.
— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) May 11, 2012
The Packers moved up to No. 51 overall in the 2012 draft to take Worthy, who will be expected in 2012 to help shore up a pass rush that was the main catalyst to the worst passing defense in NFL history yards-wise last season.
The 6-2, 308-pound Worthy registered 7.5 sacks and 18.5 tackles for losses during his final two season at Michigan State.