Worilds had 63 tackles, eight sacks and two forced fumbles last year.
Woodley missed 14 games over the past three seasons, but he would count nearly $14 million in dead money on the salary cap, a problem since the Steelers are tight against the salary cap as it is. But the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says that if the Steelers keep Worilds then they'll likely release Woodley.
Worilds had eight sacks and 63 total tackles with a pair of forced fumbles, all career highs.
Eight players received the franchise tag in 2013. This year, four players got franchised and two drew the transition tag, which had not been used since 2011.
Getting the franchise tag were
The deadline for tagging players passed at 4 p.m. ET.
He and Browns center Alex Mack were the first two players to get transition tags since Philly's David Akers in 2011.
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