Source: Steelers sign Doug Worthington to three-year deal
Defensive lineman agrees to three-year deal
June 11, 2010, 06:05 AM EST
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed seventh-round rookie defensive tackle Doug Worthington to a three-year deal with a total base value of nearly $1.25 million, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.
Worthington received a signing bonus in excess of $33,000 and base salaries of $320,000, $405,000 and $490,000.
Worthington registered 103 career tackles, 12 for losses and 4 1/2 sacks at Ohio State.
Drafted 242nd overall, Worthington is an athletic 6-foot-5, 292-pounder who posted 42 tackles and two sacks last season.
Worthington ran the 40-yard dash in 5.02 seconds, also turning in a 35 1/2 vertical leap and a 10-01 broad jump.
Worthington played in the East-West Shrine all-star game.
He was an honorable-mention All-Big Ten Conference selection last season.