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Jason Worilds reportedly rejected Steelers offer

Now we know why there has been no progress between the Pittsburgh Steelers and linebacker Jason Worilds on a new contract.

Worilds rejected a long-term offer from the Steelers "awhile ago," Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported last week.

There is no word on the specifics of the offer. Per Bouchette, the offer stands and the team will go no higher.

Worilds recently expressed optimism that he will reach agreement with the Steelers.

"You put so much time and effort in with these guys," Worilds explained, per The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, "so you want to be here for the duration of your career."

The two sides have until July 15 to work out an extension.

If the Steelers stick to their hard-line stance, Worilds will have to accept their standing offer or play out the season under the $9.754 million transition tag.

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