NFL: Steelers Sign Jason Worilds to Four Year Deal

Nick SignorelliSenior Writer IJuly 29, 2010

PITTSBURGH - APRIL 30:  Jason Worilds #97 of the Pittsburgh Steelers gets ready to run a drill during mini camp at the Pittsburgh Steelers Training Facility on April 30, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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From the NFL Network, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, and comes breaking word that the Steelers have signed second-round draft pick Jason Worilds to a four-year contract.

Worilds was drafted with the 52nd overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft for depth at the OLB position, and he could eventually replace James Harrison. describes Worilds as "possessing outstanding explosiveness for a 6'1", 254 pound man... Worilds clocked the fastest 10-yard split among pass rushers at February's Scouting Combine.  At the Virginia Tech Hokies' Pro Day, Worilds ran tailback-like forty times of 4.47 and 4.54.  His 20-yard shuttle registered at 4.07 seconds, which is another eye popping mark."

The Steelers are planning to use Worilds on special teams his rookie season, but if he plays anywhere near the way LaMarr Woodley did his rookie season, he could see ample playing time on the defense.