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 come now. He was a primary target for the Eagles …
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 4, 2014
In addition to signing his tag offer, La Canfora also reports that Worilds and the Steelers have made progress on a long-term deal. The Steelers could certainly use the salary cap room provided by a long-term deal and the sooner it’s done the better.
You have to hand it to not only Steelers general manager Kevn Colbert, but Worilds as well. The Virginia Tech product reportedly had a lot of interest in him in the weeks leading up to the start of the new league year, but he chose not to test the market.