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Report: Steelers Have Not Offered LB Jason Worilds New Deal, Despite Previous Reports

 

Mark Kaboly of the Tribune-Review, citing a source, writes that contrary to previous reports, the Steelers have not offered LB Jason Worilds a contract.

  • Kaboly adds that he is told that there have been no contract talks between the sides since the transition tag was applied.
  • The source added that any rumor claiming that Worilds rejected a contract offer after the tag was applied is “an absolute lie.”

Worilds agreed to the transition tag in March, guaranteeing him $9.745 million in 2014.  But as Kaboly notes, the assumption was that the two sides would agree to a long-term extension before the 2014 season.

It would seem in Pittsburgh’s best interest to offer Worilds a deal that would lower his cap figure in the near future.  The Steelers currently have an estimated $6,801,380 in cap space according to OverTheCap.com.

Worilds, 25, produced 63 tackles, eight sacks and two forced fumbles this season and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 12 outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense last season.

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