Agent: Jason Worilds retiring from NFL

In a shocking development, Pittsburgh Steelers free agent outside linebacker Jason Worilds is walking away from the NFL in the prime of his career. Worilds is one of the top free agent pass rushers, but his agent, Jason Bernstein, posted a statement after midnight on Twitter that his client is retiring. The 27-year-old had 7.5 sacks, one interception and a forced fumble last season and 204 tackles and 25.5 career sacks in five NFL seasons. The Steelers paid Worilds $9.754 million as their transition player last season. "I appreciate all of the interest from the organizations that have reached out to us the past few days," Worilds said in a statement. "With that being said, after much thought & consideration I have chosen to step away from football as I have opted to pursue other interests. I am especially grateful of the opportunity to play before some of the greatest fans in football today. Despite any concern and speculation that may ensue, I appreciate those that are respectful of my decision." Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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