Doug Worthington

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Doug Worthington
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Worthington signing autographs in 2012
Free agent
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-08-10) August 10, 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth: Buffalo, New York
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 318 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school: Athol Springs (NY) St. Francis
College: Ohio State
NFL draft: 2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 242
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Tackles: 3
Sacks: 0
Pass deflections: 1
Forced fumbles: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Doug Worthington, Jr. (born August 10, 1987) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 242nd overall pick in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft.[1] He played college football at Ohio State.

He has also been a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, and St. Louis Rams.

Professional career[edit]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Worthington was drafted in the seventh round by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2010 NFL draft. The Steelers signed him to a four-year contract. Worthington was waived on September 4, 2010, but signed to the practice squad two days later. On September 7, 2010, Worthington was released.[2]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On November 3, 2010, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Worthington to their practice squad.[3] On December 29, 2010, Worthington was promoted to the active 53-man roster.[4] Worthington was released on August 5, 2011.[5]

Washington Redskins[edit]

On August 7, 2011, the Washington Redskins signed Worthington.[6] Worthington was waived on September 3, 2011, but signed to the practice squad two days later. On December 20, 2011, Worthington was promoted to the Redskins' 53-man active roster.[7] He didn't play any games in the 2011 season.

Worthington was released on August 31, 2012 for final cuts before the start of the 2012 season.[8] The next day after not being claimed off waivers, he was re-signed to the team's practice squad.[9] On September 17, he was promoted to the active roster again to replace Adam Carriker, who was placed on the injured reserve list after suffering a quad injury in Week 2 against the St. Louis Rams.[10][11][12] He made his NFL debut in Week 4 against his former team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Redskins waived-injured Worthington on June 12, 2013 due to a biceps tendon injury.[13] The next day he cleared waivers and was placed on the team's injured reserve.[14]

The Redskins re-signed Worthington to a one-year contract on February 7, 2014, but he was released on August 14, 2014.[15][16][17]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

Worthington signed with the San Diego Chargers on August 18, 2014.[18][19] He was released on August 29, 2014.

St. Louis Rams[edit]

The St. Louis Rams signed Worthington to their practice squad on December 15, 2014.[20] He signed a futures contract with the Rams on December 31.[21]

Worthington was waived for final roster cuts before the start of the 2015 season on September 1, 2015.[22] He was signed to the team's practice squad on September 6.[23] He was promoted to the active roster on October 28.[24] On November 17, he was waived,[25] but re-signed to the practice squad two days later. On December 31, 2015 Worthington was placed on injured reserve.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL.com
  2. ^ "Doug Worthington". sbnation.com. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  3. ^ Bucs add DT's Practice Squad
  4. ^ "Buccaneers promote Doug Worthington". NationalFootballPost.com. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  5. ^ "Bucs sign DE Tim Crowder, QB Crompton, release two others". TampaBay.com. Retrieved 2011-10-05. 
  6. ^ Jones, Mike (August 7, 2011). "Redskins sign defensive tackle Doug Worthington". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  7. ^ Jones, Mike (December 20, 2011). "Redskins add DE Doug Worthington, TE Rob Myers to roster, cut TE Dominique Byrd". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2011-12-20. 
  8. ^ Campbell, Rich (August 31, 2012). "Redskins reducing their roster to 53 on Friday". WashingtonTimes.com. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  9. ^ Jones, Mike (September 1, 2012). "Redskins add CB Crezdon Butler to round out 53-man roster". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  10. ^ Jones, Mike (September 17, 2012). "Brian Orakpo, Adam Carriker done for season". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  11. ^ Tinsman, Brian (September 18, 2012). "Worthington, White Signed To Bolter Defense". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  12. ^ Campbell, Rich (September 18, 2012). "LB Markus White, DL Doug Worthington to replace Brian Orakpo, Adam Carriker on Redskins' roster". WashingtonTimes.com. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  13. ^ Jones, Mike (June 12, 2013). "Redskins waive DE Worthington and TE Peterson, add WR Henderson, K Potter". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  14. ^ El-Bashir, Tarik (June 13, 2013). "Redskins release FB Boyce, get to 90 player maximum". CSNWashington.com. Retrieved 2013-06-15. 
  15. ^ Carroll, Chuck (February 7, 2014). "Redskins Re-sign DE Worthington To One-Year Deal". 106.7 The Fan. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  16. ^ Jones, Mike (February 7, 2014). "Redskins re-sign DE Doug Worthington". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  17. ^ Jones, Mike. "Redskins sign TE Matt Veldman, release DE Doug Worthington". Washington Post. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  18. ^ Twitter / Chargers: We've signed DT Doug Worthington. DE Damik Scafe will be waived injured today.
  19. ^ Williams, Eric (August 18, 2014). "Bolts bolster D-line depth, sign Worthington". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  20. ^ St. Louis Rams Add DT Doug Worthington to Practice Squad
  21. ^ Wagoner, Nick (December 31, 2014). "Rams add seven to offseason roster". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2015-01-04. 
  22. ^ Simmons, Myles (September 1, 2015). "Rams Reduce Roster to 75 players". StLouisRams.com. Retrieved November 29, 2015. 
  23. ^ Simmons, Myles (September 6, 2015). "Rams Announce Practice Squad". Retrieved November 29, 2015. 
  24. ^ Chassen, Alexis (October 28, 2015). "St. Louis Rams sign Christian Bryant and Doug Worthington to active roster". LandGrantHolyLand.com. Retrieved November 29, 2015. 
  25. ^ Bate, Brandon (November 17, 2015). "St. Louis Rams: Several Roster Moves Made on Tuesday to Aid Ailing Offensive Line". Retrieved November 29, 2015. 
  26. ^ "Rams place Nick Fairley, Doug Worthington on injured reserve". Retrieved 2016-01-01. 

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