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Has Kevin Colbert’s Offseason Plan Been The Same Plan All Along?

The recent move by the Pittsburgh Steelers to transition tag linebacker Jason Worilds caught several people by surprise and you have to wonder if that move had been planned for several weeks, or if the offseason plan that general manager Kevin Colbert initially formulated was adjusted on the fly due to huge and seemingly unexpected […]

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With Top Priority Addressed, The Steelers Can Turn Their Attention To Other Interests

While there’s still the matter of completing a long-term contract, the Pittsburgh Steelers have made early progress on completing their top priority this offseason, which was to retain outside linebacker Jason Worilds. They did so by applying the transition tag to him on Monday, which he accepted yesterday, guaranteeing his services for at least the […]

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Examining The Reasoning Behind The Fast Action On The Transition Tag

The Pittsburgh Steelers applying the transition tag to outside linebacker Jason Worilds was a relatively surprising maneuver, but the fact that Worilds accepted the tag less than 24 hours later was perhaps just as surprising. It’s difficult to speculate about his motivations in acting so promptly without knowing all the facts, but there are a […]

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Release Of Woodley Would Make Questionable Depth At OLB Even More Questionable

With Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds now back in the fold for at least one more season, the organization must now decide whether or not to move on from fellow linebacker LaMarr Woodley, who has missed 14 games due to various injuries dating back to 2011. The general consensus is that Woodley will be released […]

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Exploring The NLTBE Incentive Route In 2014 With Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley

By now, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley has probably heard about fellow linebacker Jason Worilds being transition tagged and subsequently accepting his one-year offer of $9.754 million with the prospects of that resulting in a long-term deal. If he hasn’t, he should probably get on the internets as soon as possible. So, with Woodley’s future […]

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Now That Worilds Has Accepted His Transition Tag, Woodley Watch Takes Center Stage

Now that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds has reportedly accepted his $9.754 million transition tag, the next step is to get a long-term deal hammered out with him that should greatly reduce his 2014 salary cap charge. Now that it’s virtually guaranteed that the former second-round draft will be in Pittsburgh for at least one […]

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Report: Steelers LB Jason Worilds Has Already Signed $9.754 Million Transition Tag

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds has already signed his $9,754,000 transition tag given him on Monday and that means the former second-round raft pick can’t entertain offers from other teams during free agency. Jason Worilds has signed his transition tag w/PIT worth $9.75M. No offer sheets can […]

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Transition Tag Shows Steelers Are In Strong Position To Retain Jason Worilds

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was asked weeks ago whether or not the team had any intention of using either the franchise tag or the transition tag this offseason on any of their players, and at the time, it likely seemed even to Colbert somewhat of an absurd notion given the team’s salary cap […]

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Steelers’ Bold Play Sends A Message To Worilds: ‘We Want You’

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ decision to utilize the oft-forgotten transition tag on former free-agent-to-be outside linebacker Jason Worilds was a bold move that I believe is a demonstration that the team has the ability to afford to keep him under reasonable circumstances. The team has already begun the process of renegotiating, restructuring, and terminating contracts in […]

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Speculating Why The Steelers Chose The Transition Tag Over The Franchise Tag For Jason Worilds

The Pittsburgh Steelers surprised several people on Monday when then used the transition tag on linebacker Jason Worilds, but now many of those same people are wondering why they didn’t just go all the way and use the franchise tag on him instead. I wish I had some poorly written good reasons as to why […]

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A Look At What The Steelers Are Betting Against By Transition Tagging LB Jason Worilds

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have placed the transition tag on linebacker Jason Worilds, they will have the right to match any offer sheet he should sign with another team. With that being said, what kind of contract structure would they potentially have a tough time matching? For starters, the Steelers use of the transition […]

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Signing Period For Transition Tagged Players Begins On March 22

One interesting aspect of the transition tag that was given on Monday to Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds is the signing period that comes along with it. According to the latest press release by the NFL, that signing period for transition tagged players begins at 4:00 p.m. ET on March 22. Players that were issued […]

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Breaking Down The Steelers Decision To Use The Transition Tag On LB Jason Worilds

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to place the transition tag on outside linebacker Jason Worilds, we can further break down the decision and look at the overall big picture of things with one week to go until the start of free agency. First, the transition tag comes with a $9.754 million price tag […]

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Steelers Use Transition Tag On LB Jason Worilds

The Pittsburgh Steelers will not let outside linebacker Jason Worilds go without a fight as they have decided to use the transition tag on him. The transition tag comes with a $9.754 million cost associated with it and the Steelers must accommodate that number in their rule of 51 number at the start of the […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Salary Cap Being Set, Free Agency, Player Market Values & Much More Episode

Season 4, Episode 83 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I take a little bit of a break from the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine and draft talk to talk about the start of free agency being right around the corner. We talk about the 2014 salary cap number now being […]

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Steelers LB Jason Worilds Could Get A Significant Gift On His Birthday

Pittsburgh Steelers soon-to-be free agent linebacker Jason Worilds turned 26 on Monday and he could receive the gift of being the top-rated free agent on the market at his position by the end of the day. According to Ed Werder of ESPN on Twitter, the Washington Redskins are trying hard to re-sign outside linebacker Brian […]

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2014 Steelers Mock Draft Version 2.0 – Post Scouting Combine

With the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine now behind us, it is now time for my second 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft, or as I like to call them, educated guesses to inspire good draft talk about players. I usually do about 5 or 6 mocks prior to the actual NFL draft taking place and you […]

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In Worilds’ World, Teams Throw Caution To The Wind

The speculation over the payday pending for Pittsburgh Steelers free agent outside linebacker Jason Worilds is blooming by the day, to the point where it seems we should all take it as a given that he is going to be unaffordable to keep. Worilds’ career is often compared to that of Paul Kruger, a fellow […]

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Mapping Out The Steelers’ Free Agency Plans

With the salary cap now confirmed to be $10 million higher than last season—and nearly $7 million more than projected—the Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves in a much more favorable position to operate than was anticipated just a few weeks ago. The fact of the matter is that the Steelers are virtually already in cap compliance, […]

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Steelers LB Jason Worilds Ranked As The 18th Best Overall Free Agent By NFL.com

On Thursday, Chris Wesseling and Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com released their top 101 NFL free agents for 2014 and two Pittsburgh Steelers made the list. Outside linebacker Jason Worilds is ranked 18th overall by the duo and is the second-ranked linebacker on their list behind only Brian Orakpo, who they don’t believe will get away […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Combine, Safeties, Cornerbacks, Draft, Contracts & Much More Episode

Season 4, Episode 82 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I really pack a ton in this hour long edition of the show. We start of talking about the last day of the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine and that means we’re talking cornerback and safety prospects. The discussion moves along […]

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Examining The Steelers Free Agents In The Latest CBS Sports Rankings

You can tell that the start of the free agency signing period is getting nearer as we are starting to see more rankings of the soon-to-be free agents emerge on the internets. On Wednesday, CBS Sports senior writer Pete Prisco and NFL insider Pat Kirwan released their free agent rankings and they included five Pittsburgh […]

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Ruminations On The Future Of The Salary Cap

Mike Florio reported yesterday for Pro Football Talk that a source—who already predicted that the salary cap would exceed the originally projected amounts of $126.3, and subsequently $130 million—also believes that the salary cap figure will ultimately exceed the newly projected amount of $132 million. Perhaps significantly so, by a “few million”, suggesting possibly $134-136, […]

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Pete Prisco Thinks Jason Worilds And Stevenson Sylvester Are Under-Radar Free Agents

In a Tuesday post on CBS Sports, Senior NFL Columnist Pete Prisco showed once again that he has zero credibility when it comes writing about the Pittsburgh Steelers. In his post, Prisco listed eight under-the-radar free agents to watch this offseason and that list included Steelers linebackers Jason Worilds and Stevenson Sylvester. With Worilds, Prisco […]

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Jason La Canfora Thinks Steelers Will Lose Jason Worilds, Keep LaMarr Woodley

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports was a guest Tuesday on 93.7 The Fan and said he thinks the Pittsburgh Steelers will wind up keeping linebacker LaMarr Woodley, because he feels they’ll likely lose fellow linebacker Jason Worilds to another team in free agency. “I don’t think they’re cutting Woodley,” La Canfora said. “They could […]

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Would A Five-Year, $35 Million Contract Really Keep Steelers LB Jason Worilds In Pittsburgh?

The 2014 free agency signing period begins two weeks from today and the buzz surrounding Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds appears to be picking up more steam. A few days ago, Tony Pauline of draftinsider.net reported that at leased a dozen teams have expressed interest in Worilds while at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, […]

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