NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Under the transition tag, Pittsburgh outside linebacker Jason Worilds made $9.754 million in 2014.
The 6-foot-2, 262-pounder turns 27 on March 3, has vast experience playing for Dick LeBeau and could be a free-agent target for Tennessee when the 2015 league year starts on March 10.
Worilds had 7.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, an interception and a forced fumble in 2014. It wasn’t production that will help him match that salary going forward, but if he gets to market he’s a player the Titans certainly will discuss.
He wouldn’t come in with a resume as an outright game changer. But he fits the system LeBeau, soon to join the Titans and head up their defense, will be running along with coordinator Ray Horton.
Pro Football Focus, which gives us some context but is not a definitive rating service, lists Worilds tied for 11th among 3-4 outside linebackers last season. (Derrick Morgan was eighth, Kamerion Wimbley 44th among 46 players at the spot.)
Worilds is a guy to keep an eye on for sure when free agency arrives.