• by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Agent: Linebacker Jason Worilds opts to retire after five seasons

    Free agent linebacker Jason Worilds announced Tuesday he is stepping away from football, according to his agent Jason Bernstein. The former Steelers linebacker released a statement Tuesday saying, "I appreciate all of the interest from the organizations that have reached out to us the past few days. With that being said, after much thought and consideration I have chosen to step away from football as I have opted to pursue other interests." Worilds was rumored to be a target for the Titans and reunite with former defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. Worilds totaled 144 tackles and 25 1/2-sacks in five seasons with the Steelers.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Report: Titans interested in Devin McCourty, Jason Worilds, Cary Williams

    The Titans are interested in upgrading their entire defense, it looks like. According to The Tennessean, the Titans have expressed interest in bringing in free agents safety Devin McCourty, outside linebacker Jason Worilds and cornerback Cary Williams. McCourty is the top free agent safety in this year's group, though the Eagles and Giants are looking like the top bidders for his services. Worilds is comfortable with associate head coach Dick LeBeau as he played under him in Pittsburgh. He would likely mesh well into what the Titans are looking to do on that side of the ball. Williams has familiarity with the Titans as they selected him in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL draft. Williams is also reportedly receiving interest from the Seahawks, Jets and Ravens. The Titans are also hopeful of bringing back outside linebacker Derrick Morgan with a new deal.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Report: Steelers to let OLB Jason Worilds hit free agency

    The Steelers will allow outside linebacker Jason Worilds to hit free agency, according to a report from ESPN.com. The Steelers have decided against using the transition tag on Worilds, electing to let the open market decide how much his value is worth. Worilds totaled 59 tackles and 7.5 sacks during the 2014 season. The deadline for all teams to use the franchise or transition tag is Monday. Worilds was taken by Pittsburgh in the second round of the 2010 NFL draft out of Virginia Tech. He's spent all five of his NFL seasons with the Steelers.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Steelers GM on Worilds: 'Maybe he comes back, maybe he moves on'

    Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert reiterated his team's desire to bring back Jason Worilds next season, per NFL."Maybe he comes back, maybe he moves on," Colbert said during Tuesday's combine press conference. "We'd love to have him back if it all fits."Worilds turned in a productive 2014 campaign, registering 59 tackles with 7 1/2 sacks in all 16 games.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Steelers want to re-sign defensive end Jason Worilds

    Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told reporters Tuesday the team wants to re-sign defensive end Jason Worilds, reports ESPN. Colbert said the team feels Worilds had a productive season in 2014 and he has the potential to be better in 2015. In 2014, Worilds played in 16 games and registered 59 tackles with 7 1/2 sacks.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Steelers LB Jason Worilds fine for game against Jets

    Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds is ready to roll for the Week 10 game against the Jets. He had been deemed probable with an abdomen issue.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Five ruled out by Steelers for Sunday game

    Safety Ross Ventrone (hamstring) has been added to the list of Steelers who have been ruled out for the Sunday game against the host Jets. He was limited in the last two practices. Already deemed out were fellow safeties Shamarko Thomas (hamstring), Troy Polamalu (knee), linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle) and cornerback Ike Taylor (forearm). The injury-related probables are linebacker Jason Worilds (abdomen) and wideout Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring).

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Steelers LB Jason Worilds fine for Thursday session

    An abdomen ailment that prevented Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds from practicing Wednesday did not limit him Thursday. He practiced in full. Barring a setback, Worilds appears set to play Sunday against the host Jets.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Steelers LB Worilds absent Wednesday with abdomen issue

    An abdomen issue had Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds sidelined from Wednesday practice. He has started every game this season. It remains to be seen if the problem changes his status for Sunday against the host Jets.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Steelers LB Jason Worilds unsatisfied with new role

    Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds isn't complaining about being used in pass coverage - just stating what he sees as the truth. And he's not thrilled about losing opportunities to perform his specialty - rushing the quarterback. "I would think they understand that," Worilds told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I would hope they know that I rush the passer, so if they put me out of position, they do it knowing that they're taking me out of position to make plays. "Some of the things that we're doing, some of the positions that they're playing [us] is kind of to help the defense, more so than from, I guess, a schematic standpoint with me individually rushing. ... It if helps the defense ... I'm going to do that for my team." The Steelers have struggled defensively, however. They rank fourth-last in the AFC with 139 points allowed. They rank 23rd in the league with just nine sacks. Worilds has two sacks this season after recording eight in 2013.