During Thursday’s PFT Live, which included the 2012 Steelers “to-do” list (the whole show is available in the box in the right rail), I suggested that the Steelers continue their youth movement, continuing with linebacker James Farrior.
Farrior’s agent believes that’s precisely what will happen.
“It’s not a done deal, but the percentages just aren’t there,” Ralph Cindrich tells Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Farrior, 37, is due to earn a base salary of $2.825 million in 2012, the final year of his contract.
“James wants to play and wants to play with the Steelers,” Cindrich said. “The question is, do they have room for him?”
The Steelers could reduce Farrior’s salary to $925,000. They could also cut Farrior and re-sign him to a one-year, $925,000 deal that counts only $540,000 against the salary cap.
The Steelers chose not to do that with Hines Ward. We’ll find out soon whether they want to do that with Farrior.