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Farrior's time with Steelers comes to a close

Posted on: March 2, 2012 10:48 am
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After a decade in Pittsburgh, Farrior will be released. (US Presswire)
By Josh Katzowitz

Yet another longtime Steelers player is done in Pittsburgh. That’s the word from agent Ralph Cindrich, who tweeted Friday morning that his client, linebacker James Farrior, will not be back with the Steelers in 2012.

“#JamesFarrior has been a rock for the #Steelers but the #Turk takes no prisoners -- he's gone,” wrote Cindrich.

The move to release the 15-year veteran who spent the past 10 years in Pittsburgh (he started his career with the Jets in 1997) is only the latest Steelers casualty as the team tries to get under the salary cap so it, we assume, can sign receiver Mike Wallace to a deal.

Already, Pittsburgh has released defensive end Aaron Smith and cleared the roster spot formerly taken by receiver Hines Ward, and as CBSSports.com’s Ryan Wilson points out, linebacker Larry Foote and nose tackle Casey Hampton also are on the potential chopping block.

Since he landed in Pittsburgh in 2002, Farrior has been a consistent force, recording at least 100 tackles in nine of the next 10 seasons. But his production fell off a bit last year, and at the age of 37, he clearly is slowing down. Farrior was due $2.825 million in 2012, the last year of his contract.

And at this point, you have to wonder if Farrior is done altogether from the game.  

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Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2012 3:21 pm
 

Farrior's time with Steelers comes to a close

I really hate to see these players go, but in each case the man who played behind them last year is already better than the veteran they are cutting. The one exception may be Smith, but he has been injured so much over the past 3 seasons that I doubt his depature will really be missed either. The Steelers are making these moves so that they can make a run next year.



Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2012 3:18 pm
 

Farrior's time with Steelers comes to a close

All of you mornonic non-Steeler fans and your comments just ooze of jealousy.  Maybe if management from your dumb ass franchises would make some of these good decisions instead of all of the idiotic signings over the years, you would have won some games and not been nearly as envious of the Steelers success...this is how you win in this business fellas, so watch and learn!  Steelers will be younger, faster and better in 2012!



Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2012 3:05 pm
 

Farrior's time with Steelers comes to a close

Tim tebow shut that window last year. These latest moves are just a turning out of the lights.



Since: Aug 7, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2012 2:09 pm
 

Farrior's time with Steelers comes to a close

Now that you should be an authority on. You Clevelanders have been sucking down Kool Aid for years. Lebron Lemon, Fausto Fruit Punch and Couch Cola to name a few flavors. You couldn't even win with the "genius" Belichick.



Since: Aug 7, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2012 1:56 pm
 

Farrior's time with Steelers comes to a close

How would you even know what the window of winning sounds like?




Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: March 2, 2012 1:56 pm
 

Farrior's time with Steelers comes to a close

Keep drinking the kool-aid my friend.


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Since: Mar 1, 2012
Posted on: March 2, 2012 1:50 pm
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Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: March 2, 2012 1:47 pm
 

Farrior's time with Steelers comes to a close

Hear that sound? That's the sound of the Steeler's window of winning closing shut...



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2012 12:54 pm
 

Farrior's time with Steelers comes to a close

No surprise its rebuild time. 



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: March 2, 2012 12:16 pm
 

Farrior's time with Steelers comes to a close

Thanks for your great leadership and impeccable drive!  You will be missed.  Hopefully Big Snack gets cut too.  He's due $5.6 million and is coming off of his 3rd ACL surgery (procedure doen in January).  They could try to restructure his contract and bring him back cheaper and hopefully draft Dontari Poe (but it looks like he's bumped himself up to the top 10-15).  These moves were bound to happen someday and that someday is here. 


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