After ten years, 154 games, 1086 tackles, 30 sacks, 12 forced fumbles, 8 interceptions, 2 pro bowls, and 2 super bowl titles James Farrior’s career with the Steelers has come to an end. Farrior’s agent is reporting that the Steelers have told him they plan releasing the veteran linebacker. The move marks another player cut the Steelers have done to get under the salary cap. Other players released this week Hines Ward, Aaron Smith, and Chris Kemoeatu.
James played 5 years with the New York Jets before becoming a Steeler. The Jets made Farrior the 8th pick in the 1997 NFL draft. Farrior split time with Larry Foote in 2011. But some expected this move because of Farrior’s age. The Steeler defense has become one of the oldest units in the league. More fan favorites could be cut by the start of the new league year for the Steelers to get under the cap.