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Steelers will let Jason Worilds test NFL free agency

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A pass rusher is about to be set free.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will not be placing another one-year hold on the Jason Worilds sweepstakes. The team will allow the veteran pass rusher to test the market, according to ESPN's Scott Brown.

Worilds hitting the market is good news for the Philadelphia Eagles, who have been connected to the outside linebacker several times since last offseason. The team nearly signed Worilds last March and he seems to be a logical target this year as well. With Brandon Graham possibly leaving town and Trent Cole's future uncertain, the Eagles needs a proven pass rusher opposite Connor Barwin. Worilds has produced 15.5 sacks in the last two seasons, so he essentially fits the bill.

Signing Worilds and a veteran defensive back could give the Eagles the depth they need to make a big trade before the NFL Draft in April. The Eagles have plenty of cap space and Worilds seems to fit the versatile mold of a Billy Davis pass rusher.