Report: Steelers Offered OLB Jason Worilds A Long-Term Deal, But He Rejected It


Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported a few days ago that the Steelers extended OLB Jason Worilds a multi-year contract offer “awhile ago,” but Worilds rejected their offer.

According to Bouchette, the Steelers’ offer stands, but they have no intention of increasing their offer.

Worilds will either have to accept the deal or play out the 2014 season under his one-year transition tender that will pay him $9.7 million.

Pittsburgh has said that they would like to get Worilds taken care of and they recently received a boost in cap space now that June 1 has passed. As things stand right now, the Steelers have $7,064,539 in available cap space.

A long-term contract for Worilds would reduce his cap figure to something more manageable while ensuring that they are not in a similar situation as they were back in February.

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.

We’ll have to see any progress is made in the weeks leading up to training camp.

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