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Steelers reach agreement with rookie Jason Worilds

Confirming a story first reported by NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora Wednesday night, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette relays that the Steelers have reached agreement on a four-year contract with rookie outside linebacker Jason Worilds.

In April, we ranked Worilds tenth among outside rushers for the 2010 draft, and predicted he’d go to Green Bay with the 56th overall pick.  The Steelers took him 52nd overall. 
Possessing outstanding explosiveness for a 6-foot-1, 254-pound man, Worilds clocked the fastest 10-yard split among pass rushers at February’s Scouting Combine.  At the Virginia Tech Hokies’ Pro Day, Worilds ran tailback-like forty times of 4.47 and 4.54.  His 20-yard shuttle registered at 4.07 seconds, which is another eye-popping mark.
In Pittsburgh, Worilds will compete with Andre Frazier and fellow rookie Thaddeus Gibson for the No. 3 job behind starting outside ‘backers James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley.  Worilds should win the battle handily, as he’s easily the best talent of the bunch.
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11 Responses to “Steelers reach agreement with rookie Jason Worilds”
  1. stiller43 says: Jul 28, 2010 11:59 PM

    Go Steelers

  2. funi says: Jul 28, 2010 11:59 PM

    Steelers continue to stack up on young LB’s to rush the qb! Get ready Joe Crappo to get your ass handed to you!

  3. Deb says: Jul 29, 2010 1:19 AM

    Good, let’s get these rookie contracts done so everyone can focus on the upcoming season.

  4. Mustard says: Jul 29, 2010 1:50 AM

    Maybe the Steelers should be stacking up on offensive lineman.
    Get ready Byron Sandwich to get your ass handed to you!

  5. DonTerrelli says: Jul 29, 2010 6:11 AM

    T.O. and Ochocinco will be so upset because Palmer will be on his back all the time.

  6. Ravenmaniac says: Jul 29, 2010 6:50 AM

    hey funi…maybe your team should start adding some offensive line….I think ben better be ready to get his ass handed to him!!!

  7. Steeler fans are tools says: Jul 29, 2010 7:40 AM

    funi says:
    July 28, 2010 11:59 PM
    Steelers continue to stack up on young LB’s to rush the qb! Get ready Joe Crappo to get your ass handed to you!
    ———————————
    Oh man, that is so funny!!!! I see what you did with Flacco’s name, you rhymed it with Crap and just finagled it to make it sound like Crappo!! Wow, that is genious, i put you up there with Steve Martin and Lewis Black, original stuff man, i applaud you. Crappo!! haha.

  8. Larry Hoover says: Jul 29, 2010 8:56 AM

    CHAMPIONSHIP!

  9. robert ethen says: Jul 29, 2010 10:22 AM

    They think the worild of the kid.

  10. grant44 says: Jul 29, 2010 2:21 PM

    Hey Ravenmaniac – I heard the NFL is just going to hand your favorite team the Lombardi trophy since they now have Boldin.
    Can’t wait to see Flaccid trying to keep your team in the gm after your corners continually get toasted.

  11. miggz says: Jul 31, 2010 9:55 AM

    Steeler fans are tools says:
    July 29, 2010 7:40 AM
    funi says:
    July 28, 2010 11:59 PM
    Steelers continue to stack up on young LB’s to rush the qb! Get ready Joe Crappo to get your ass handed to you!
    ——————– ————-
    Oh man, that is so funny!!!! I see what you did with Flacco’s name, you rhymed it with Crap and just finagled it to make it sound like Crappo!! Wow, that is genious, i put you up there with Steve Martin and Lewis Black, original stuff man, i applaud you. Crappo!! haha.
    ————————————————
    Steeler fans are tools —-Oh man that username is so funny. I see what you did, you took the name of the team with the most Super Bowl victories in the NFL and then wrote “fans are tools” after it because you’re jealous and your team sucks in comparison. That is genious…original stuff man, keep up the good work.

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