Although many believe that Worilds might be too expensive for the Steelers on the open market, but Steelers’ general manager Kevin Colbert believes he can potentially might keep both outside linebackers.
That may be wishful thinking as Worilds has already indicated that he will only be open to returning to Pittsburgh as a starter and I have a hard time thinking that if Woodley is back then the organization wouldn’t be paying him his enormous salary to not be on the field. I also have a hard time seeing them stunt the growth of last year’s first-round selection Jarvis Jones by not playing him.
But Colbert did show some concern over Woodley’s recent injury history, which could give you a good idea what his plans are.
Colbert said Woodley’s injuries over the past three seasons – the former Michigan star has missed 14 of 48 games – are a “concern” as “it would be for any player,” according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
While many believe it is as simple as cutting Woodley and signing Worilds, which is going to be tough for the Steelers to do.
While Colbert kept quiet on whether or not the Steelers were considering cutting Woodley, he and the organization are concerned about bringing him back and watching him potentially sit out half the season again.