The Pittsburgh Steelers will apparently allow outside linebacker Jason Worilds to test the free agent market next Tuesday evening and it probably won’t come as a shock if the Philadelphia Eagles pursue the former second-round draft pick.
According to Dianna Marie Russini of NBC 4, league sources have informed her that the Eagles are expected to go after Worilds as soon as free agency begins.
— Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna) March 4, 2015
The Eagles informed outside linebacker Trent Cole on Tuesday that he will be released and if they also allow fellow outside linebacker Brandon Graham to leave via free agency, they will certainly need to pursue a free agent to play opposite starter Connor Barwin.
The Eagles, however, have a lot of salary cap money to play with after releasing Cole and cornerback Cary Williams in addition to trading running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for inside linebacker Kiko Alonso and one would think that they might make one final push to re-sign Graham.
Should Graham indeed be allowed to test free agency, the Steelers could be on a long list of teams interested in signing him.
Last offseason it was reported that the Eagles were interested in signing Worilds had he been allowed to test free agency. The Steelers, however, retained Worilds by placing a transition tender on him.