PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – There has been a lot of talk and speculation about what the Steelers would do with Linebacker Jason Worilds after the breakout year he had for the Steelers last year.
Today, the Steelers placed the Transition Tag on Worilds meaning they have the right to match any offer given to Worilds by another team. The Transition Tag for a Linebacker comes with a salary of $9.75 million, if no other team makes Worilds an offer.
CBS NFL Reporter Jason La Canfora has been weighing in on the signing, with speculation about what other moves could be coming down for the Steelers to try and help them retain Worilds.
The transition tag for linebackers – regarding Worilds – is $9.75M. PIT working to get under the cap, via redoing Troy’s deal, cutting Brown
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 3, 2014
Steelers Insider Ed Bouchette joined Starkey and Mueller to discuss the Worilds news and called it “a bit of a surprise…because Kevin Colbert had said using one of those tags (franchise or transition) was doubtful.”
The Steelers drafted Worilds in the second round of the 2010 draft. Worulds has started 21 of 57 regular season games registering 18 sacks and three forced fumbles while setting career highs last year in starts (11), tackles (54), sacks (8) and fumbles (2)