The legal tampering period ahead of the free agent signing period is well underway as several marquee players are already agreeing to terms with new teams with the contracts expected to be finalized Tuesday evening. At some point, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds should sign a free agent deal with a new team and as expected, the Tennessee Titans are interested in the former second-round draft pick.
According to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, the Titans are very interested in adding an edge rusher during free agency and Worilds is on their list of potemntial targetr. Being as former Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is now in charge of running the Titans defense, the fit would be a natural one.
#Titans also interested in Steelers LB Jason Worilds & plenty of other edge rushers. That's the area they're targeting most- OLB & secondary
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) March 8, 2015
Last week we passed along word that the Philadelphia Eagles are also interested in Worilds, who recorded 7.5 sacks last season with the Steelers.
It will be interesting to see what kind of money that Worilds ultimately signs for. Former agent Joel Corry believes that the Virginia Tech product could potentially ask for nearly $11 million a season, but as far as we know right now, he doesn’t have any visits set up. That could change quickly, however.
It won’t be surprising to hear other teams besides the Eagles and Titans having interest in him, either.