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Chris Wormely is back in Pittsburgh. According to Jordan Strack of WTOL 11 in Toledo, Worley is re-signing with the Steelers on a two-year deal.
The Steelers traded a fifth-round pick to the Ravens for Wormely last year. They also received a seventh-round pick in the trade.
Wormely didn't really live up to expectations last year, as he had just one sack, one tackle for loss and three quarterback hits in 13 games as a reserve defensive lineman. Wormely was hampered by a knee injury last season and missed three games. He was placed on the reserve/injured list on Oct. 31 and returned on Nov. 18.
With Tyson Alualu signing with the Jaguars on a two-year, $12 million deal, the Steelers needed some depth on their defensive line, so re-signing Wormely makes some sense even though he wasn't very productive last season. Wormley isn't a nose tackle though, he'll provide relief for Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt. Alualu was capable of playing both nose tackle and defensive end in the 3-4 scheme, however.
It's expected that Isaiah Buggs, Carlos Davis, or possibly a free agent option will replace Alualu at nose tackle.