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Jason Worilds still hopeful about signing long-term deal

Eugene Monroe, Jason Worilds AP

Linebacker Jason Worilds didn’t waste any time before signing the transition tag that the Steelers placed on him before free agency got underway this offseason, but there hasn’t been the same kind of urgency when it comes to reaching agreement on a long-term deal that would keep Worilds in Pittsburgh beyond the 2014 season.

Worilds is guaranteed $9.745 million under the terms of the tag and the Steelers’ overall cap situation left many thinking that they’d like to find a way to sign Worilds because it would mean a lower cap number in 2014. The last three months have brought neither an agreement nor much sign that one is in the offing, although Worilds said Tuesday that he hasn’t given up hope.

“Absolutely, as far as long term,” Worilds said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “You put so much time and effort in with these guys, so you want to be here for the duration of your career.”

Worilds doesn’t turn 27 until next March and set career highs in 2013 with 11 starts, eight sacks and 54 tackles. Building on that production would put Worilds in good position to get paid next offseason, although the Steelers would have the right to tag him again in order to assure his return to Pittsburgh.

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9 Responses to “Jason Worilds still hopeful about signing long-term deal”
  1. wickedmainah says: Jun 10, 2014 6:06 PM

    This cat played good last year, cannot wait to see what this guy brings to the table this year. GO STEELERS!!!

  2. kremis says: Jun 10, 2014 6:25 PM

    Steelers o playoff o winning records since being Tebowed out of the playoffs haha

  3. nickster31 says: Jun 10, 2014 7:57 PM

    I say, see if he can play the entire year without getting injured before we break the bank for him.

    We just got rid of cap space eating, overweight, injury prone LaMarr Woodley. Lets not do the same thing here.

  4. bobzilla1001 says: Jun 10, 2014 10:39 PM

    One of the best pass-rushing tandems in the NFL was Woodley and Harrison. I laugh at those who believe those two are easily replaced, especially without Casey Hampton clogging the middle.
    Steelers fans never appreciated that great defense that is now a distant memory. The fan base is finding out what life is like with an average defense.

  5. rjl1pghfan says: Jun 11, 2014 2:52 AM

    He hasn’t been consistent long enough to garner a long term deal, especially after whiffing on the mega contract given to Woodley. He needs to play a full season at high level first. My main worry though, is Jones not living up to the hype and forcing the Steelers to either over pay Worilds to compensate, or going into the 2015 season in need of 2 starting OLBs… They’re taking a gamble that Jones will become the star attraction on the outside and unfortunately I’m not so confident.

  6. tinytoolalldrool says: Jun 11, 2014 8:52 AM

    Good player on a crappy team.

  7. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 11, 2014 10:30 AM

    One of the best pass-rushing tandems in the NFL was Woodley and Harrison. I laugh at those who believe those two are easily replaced, especially without Casey Hampton clogging the middle.

    If they are hard to replace in your humble opinion how do you justify your desire to replace Big Ben. I know I know you’ll go shopping at QB’S ARE US… Right? Can you see why no one can take you seriously? You are a case?

  8. clashpoint says: Jun 11, 2014 11:23 AM

    Unless he’s willing to take a home town discount on a new contract, I say let him play out this year and see how well that goes. If he plays great, then in a pinch they can franchise or transition him again. If he plays average, he’ll get an average contract offer or none at all. If he’s played like crap or is injured a lot, then the Steelers have avoided another Woodley situation.
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    “bobzilla1001 says:
    Jun 10, 2014 10:39 PM
    One of the best pass-rushing tandems in the NFL was Woodley and Harrison. I laugh at those who believe those two are easily replaced, especially without Casey Hampton clogging the middle.
    Steelers fans never appreciated that great defense that is now a distant memory. The fan base is finding out what life is like with an average defense.”

    I think you just make this stuff up. There’s a logical fallacy called “the straw man” where the arguer makes up an argument out of thin air then assigns it to his opposition, then attacks it. I’ve never seen anyone say any of those three players were easy to replace. I think the great Steelers defenses of recent times have been VERY appreciated by the fan base and we’ve taken a lot of pride in them. Perhaps if you were a better Steeler fan you’d agree.

  9. walkinginthewasteland says: Jun 11, 2014 1:01 PM

    “One of the best pass-rushing tandems in the NFL was Woodley and Harrison. I laugh at those who believe those two are easily replaced, especially without Casey Hampton clogging the middle.”

    The last few years Woodley played horrible for the majority of the time he was on the field, which was a minority of the games. As soon as he got his C2, he hit the buffet line hard and didnt train with any intelligence. Good riddance you bum.

    Without Harrison commanding attention, Woodley has been mediocre, when he played. 2008 – 2010, double digit sacks. 2011 9, 2012 4, 2013 5. Woodley wasnt earning half of what he was paid for in his C2.

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