PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – A day after being offered the Transition Tag by the Steelers, linebacker Jason Worilds wasted no time in accepting the guaranteed $9.75 million deal from the team to take himself off the free agent market.
The Transition Tag offered the Steelers the chance to match any offer Worilds received from other teams, but after signing the tag, Worilds guaranteed he’d be a Steeler for at least the 2014-15 season with a contract of $9.75 million.
CBS Sports NFL Network reporter Jason La Canfora weighed in on the signing and also brought to light that Worilds and the team were already working on a long-term deal. That would be mutually beneficial given that it will give Worilds more guaranteed money, and will most likely help the team lower his total against the salary cap.
Coming to an agreement with Worilds on a long-term deal will most likely mean one of two things for LaMarr Woodley. It is expected that the Steelers will now ask Woodley to take a pay cut as his salary will count as$13.6 million against the salary cap this year. If Woodley does not accept a pay cut, it’s believed the team will cut him.
Stay tuned to 93-7 The FAN for more information on this developing story as it becomes available.