“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 & consideration I have chosen to step away from football as I have opted to pursue other interests. I am especially grateful of the opportunity to play before some of the greatest fans in football today. Despite any concern and speculation that may ensue, I appreciate those that are respectful of my decision.”
This is shocking news as he appeared to be in great position to secure a lucrative long-term contract in the coming days.
Jason La Canfora reports that the Titans were “extremely interested” in signing him. He also came up as a potential option for the Eagles.
Worilds, 26, played five years for the Steelers and recorded 129 tackles, 25.5 sacks, one interception, four forced fumbles and three recoveries.