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    Farrior Signs Five-Year Deal


    Steelers Sign Farrior to Five-Year Deal


    The Steelers secured the services of one of their defensive leaders today when they signed inside linebacker James Farrior to a new five-year contract through 2012. Financial terms of the deal were not released.

    Farrior, a 12-year veteran who signed with the Steelers as an unrestricted free agent in 2002, has led the team in tackles four times in his six seasons with Pittsburgh. He earned All-Pro honors and finished second in voting for NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2004, when he made his first trip to the Pro Bowl.

    Farrior, who has been one of the Steelers’ defensive co-captains since 2004, has registered 705 tackles (511 solo) and 20.5 sacks during his Steelers career. He has never recorded fewer than 100 tackles in any of his seasons with Pittsburgh.

    Farrior was originally drafted by the New York Jets with the eighth overall pick in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He set a career high with 175 tackles (116 solo) in 2001, his final season in New York.

    Well looks like Farrior is set to end his career with the STEELERS

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    That's awesome. Potsy definately bleeds the black & gold. Dude's a class act and i'm happy for him.

    "He's running around there, running his mouth, doing all that, but if you watch him on film and really look, where was Ray Lewis? He was nowhere to be found. I could have tackled the water boy and had as many tackles as him. He didn't do nothing today. He's all mouth. When you talk like that, that's what happens: You get hit in the mouth. He's over there crying now, thinking about what went wrong. You got your *** whipped, that's what." ~ Peazy

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    Nice, thanks for sharing!

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    Awesome!!! thats good news!!! thanks Todd!

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    GREAT NEWS!!!!!!! I'm glad to see he was not so greedy as to keep this from happening. A very big cog in our wheel for the next few years on the field and in the locker room.
    Last edited by ejsteeler; 08-21-2008 at 12:34 PM.

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    Hmmm...would he accept moving to a back up role at some point in the future?

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    I would imagine. I find it hard to believe the Steelers or even himself think he will be a starter for the next 5 years with the young talent we have coming up.

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    Exactly, plus Foote is still a viable option. I could see him being the first guy off the bench in two seasons or less.

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    UPDATE:

    James Farrior was rewarded by the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday with a five-year, $18.25 million contract. The deal included a $5 million signing bonus, a source confirmed.
    When the Steelers took two linebackers atop the 2007 draft, Farrior -- one of Pittsburgh's team leaders -- seemed a potential target for replacement. Farrior continued to play at a Pro Bowl level, however, and made sure those draft choices -- Lawrence Timmons and LaMarr Woodley -- fit into the defense.
    Farrior, 33, was entering the final year of his Steelers contract and was scheduled to make $3.24 million.
    A former first-round choice of the Jets, Farrior turned out to be one of the best free agent signings in Steelers history. He had 562 tackles in 78 starts in his five years with the Steelers. In the past two years, the team let him rush the quarterback at little more, and he had 10½ sacks -- 6½ coming last year.
    The Steelers believe Farrior can play at least three more seasons. By keeping him, they will have one of the deepest linebacking corps in football. The 6-2, 243-pound Farrior is entering his 12th season.
    WOW! There's no F*ck'n way this dude is around for that Contract.

    I like Farrior and all but 5 yrs is just rediculous......
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    Junior Seau was starting at 38...

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