The Tennesseean reporter Jim Wyatt tweeted Sunday during the league's negotiation period the Titans, and former Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, are interested in Steelers pending free agent Jason Worilds.
Plan B for Steelers in case McCain leaves
The Steelers would likely bring in another veteran cornerback should CB Brice McCain sign elsewhere.
Considering the ties with LeBeau, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Worilds end up there. While Worilds did mention this offseason he was used as a decoy at times in 2014, perhaps, considering the lack of success with that alleged strategy, they'll want him to do more as a part of the Titans.
The Steelers are not expected to re-sign Worilds when free agency begins March 10, and while the most obvious option is the retention of Arthur Moats, the Steelers may be poised to make a run at a free agent at the position as well.
The outside linebacker market has been quiet, unlike those at cornerback and defensive line so far in the negotiation period. Top pending free agents Byron Maxwell and Brandon Flowers have reportedly already come to terms with the Eagles and the Chargers, respectively. Flowers would remain with the team and is therefore eligible to sign with them now. Maxwell must wait until 4 p.m. Tuesday to sign his contract.
Brian Orakpo, Pernell McPhee, Brandon Graham and Jabaal Sheard join Worilds as the five most attractive and attainable free agents on the market this year. Orakpo has lingering injury concerns and Graham's highest and best use may not be as a 3-4 edge defender. McPhee is likely to land the largest deal out of this group, likely around $8 million to $9 million a year. Sheard and Worilds are likely to be around the $6 million to $7 million range.