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Agent: Linebacker Jason Worilds opts to retire after five seasons
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/11/15) Free agent linebacker Jason Worilds announced Tuesday he is stepping away from football, according to his agent Jason Bernstein.
The former Steelers linebacker released a statement Tuesday saying, "I appreciate all of the interest from the organizations that have reached out to us the past few days. With that being said, after much thought and consideration I have chosen to step away from football as I have opted to pursue other interests."
Worilds was rumored to be a target for the Titans and reunite with former defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. Worilds totaled 144 tackles and 25 1/2-sacks in five seasons with the Steelers.
Report: Steelers to let OLB Jason Worilds hit free agency
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(2/25/15) The Steelers will allow outside linebacker Jason Worilds to hit free agency, according to a report from ESPN.com.
The Steelers have decided against using the transition tag on Worilds, electing to let the open market decide how much his value is worth. Worilds totaled 59 tackles and 7.5 sacks during the 2014 season.
The deadline for all teams to use the franchise or transition tag is Monday.
Worilds was taken by Pittsburgh in the second round of the 2010 NFL draft out of Virginia Tech. He's spent all five of his NFL seasons with the Steelers.
Steelers GM on Worilds: 'Maybe he comes back, maybe he moves on'
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/18/15) Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert reiterated his team's desire to bring back Jason Worilds next season, per NFL.|
"Maybe he comes back, maybe he moves on," Colbert said during Tuesday's combine press conference. "We'd love to have him back if it all fits."
Worilds turned in a productive 2014 campaign, registering 59 tackles with 7 1/2 sacks in all 16 games.
Steelers want to re-sign defensive end Jason Worilds
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(2/10/15) Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told reporters Tuesday the team wants to re-sign defensive end Jason Worilds, reports ESPN.
Colbert said the team feels Worilds had a productive season in 2014 and he has the potential to be better in 2015. In 2014, Worilds played in 16 games and registered 59 tackles with 7 1/2 sacks.
|Jason Worilds signed a transition tag tender this spring to stay with the Steelers for at least one more season. The outside linebacker does well given his position; he totaled 63 tackles and eight sacks last season with meaningful playing time. He's a decent linebacker in leagues that don't reward tackles but in leagues that do he's toward the back of the No. 3 linebacker category. We would only take him with a late pick in those formats.
(Updated 6/5/14) |