Our good friend Chuck Finder from CBS Sports talks about the possibilities in regards to James Farrior.
by Chuck Finder - What to do with Farrior: No. 3 -- Release him
Defensive captain/conscience James Farrior turned 37 last month. He has played 15 seasons. He has made almost 1,000 tackles. The biggest number: His $2.82 million salary on a team $11 million over the cap, minimum. One former NFL assistant claimed that Farrior was “done” two years ago. Is it time to part ways?
by Chuck Finder - What to do with Farrior: No. 2 -- Restructure
Because he is the longtime captain/conscience who calls defensive signals, does that make ILB James Farrior indispensable? He alternated with backup Larry Foote often last season to stay fresh. Farrior carries an important voice in the locker-room chemistry that general manager Kevin Colbert keeps saying is important to preserve.
by Chuck Finder - What to do with Farrior: No. 1 -- Cut and paste
ILBs at age 37 aren’t exactly in high demand. So perhaps the Steelers could shed themselves of James Farrior, then come back months later to see if he could return – similar to their OT Max Starks method last fall.