The Steelers spent the early part of this offseason clearing some veteran players off the roster.
Wide receiver Hines Ward, defensive end Aaron Smith and defensive lineman Chris Hoke have all decided to retire after being cut loose. And, although he said he intended to keep playing when he was released by the Steelers, linebacker James Farrior appears to be heading in that direction as well.
In an interview with KDKA in Pittsburgh, via CBSSports.com, Farrior’s agent Ralph Cindrich said that Farrior hasn’t made a final decision on that front. Cindrich said that he has had discussions with the Steelers about a retirement press conference, although he is holding out hope that a “championship opportunity” presents itself.
That seems like a long shot. Farrior is 37 and coming off a poor year with the Steelers, two things that don’t make him particularly appealing to teams looking for an upgrade at linebacker.