It continues to sound like Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds isn’t receiving a warm reception during the legal tampering stage of the free agent signing period and it might be because his asking price is too high.
According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network, the New York Giants have had some interest in Worilds, but they’re not interested in paying him a million dollars a sack per season.
Jason Worilds has clear idea what he wants. Both Steelers, Giants think that price too high. Told: "We're not paying $1 million per sack."
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) March 10, 2015
Worilds registered 7.5 sacks last season after receiving a one-year transition tender in the amount of $9.754 million from the Steelers.
As we pointed out recently, Worilds will probably be doing good to get an average of $7 million a season at this point now that we’ve seen what fellow edge rushers Pernell McPhee, Jerry Hughes and Brandon Graham will all sign for.
If Worilds continues to see his market value decrease after the new league year gets underway in a few more hours, he might ultimately re-sign with the Steelers as long as the guaranteed money and total value is within reason.
In addition to the Giants being interested in Worilds, the Tennessee Titans are another team that reportedly might be interested in signing the former second round draft pick out of Virginia Tech.
The Titans might also decide to re-sign Derrick Morgan, who like Worilds, will be an unrestricted free agent in a few more hours.