The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted outside linebacker Jarvis Jones in the first round, but he didn’t win the starting job in the preseason.
Coach Mike Tomlin announced Jason Worilds will be making the start Sunday against Tennessee. Worilds has had ten previous starts for the Steelers and was drafted in the second round of the 2010 draft. Worilds has 10 career sacks.
Worilds was a backup to LaMarr Woodley and former Steeler James Harrison for his first three years, which will likely be Jones’ role to start the season. Tomlin made it clear that Jones would play on Sunday without specifying a role. If Worilds plays well and can hold off Jones for the season, he’ll enter free agency on a high note.
In other news, Isaac Redman has been announced as the Steelers starting running back to start the season.
It makes sense for Redman to start. Le’Veon Bell is hurt, Felix Jones was just acquired, LaRod Stephens-Howling returned from a sprained MCL just last week and Jonathan Dwyer is looking for work after being cut Saturday.