Jason Worilds is putting himself back into the picture for the 2014 season. An unrestricted free agent at seasons end, Worilds has been grading out very well with the coaching staff since earning his job back from Jarvis Jones and he could emerge as a player that the Steelers make a priority to resign this off-season, despite the Steelers selection of Jones in the 2013 draft. Worilds will be under the microscope over the next five to six weeks that will tell the story of his future in Pittsburgh. For the past couple seasons it’s been clear that Worilds is much better suited to play the left side and Worilds performance against the Lions, 8 tackles and 1 sack, has sparked talk of the Steelers moving LaMarr Woodley to the right side. That talk is media fueled and has little to no chance of happening, barring Worilds subbing for Woodley.Read More »
STEELERS – WEDNESDAY By Dale Grdnic PITTSBURGH — While many Pittsburgh Steelers fans already have penciled Jarvis Jones’ name into the starting right outside linebacker spot vacated by James Harrison’s departure, don’t count LaMarr Woodley among them. Woodley, the team’s starting left outside linebacker, believed that neither player should be counted out just yet. “Nobody should forget about Jason Worilds, but the first-round draft pick is always going to get a lot of hype, just because he’s a first-round pick,” Woodley said. “And especially because there’s a spot that’s vacant for him. So, there’s going to be a competition, a good battle, between the two of them. “That’s going to happen during camp. (But) Jason can hold his own. That’s for sure, but it eventually could be Jason and Jarvis Jones out there and LaMarr Woodley is gone. You never know, but that’s how a rookie should be. They shouldRead More »
Butler talks LB Situation as Whole & Key players on D-Line Linebackers coach Keith Butler spoke Saturday about a wide range of current players on the roster such as Jarvis Jones, Sean Spence, Stevenson Sylvester, LaMarr Woodley, Jason Worilds, Cam Heyward and Ziggy Hood. Of that group, Butler isn’t counting on Spence for 2013.