REPORT: STEELERS, FARRIOR CLOSE TO NEW DEAL
Posted by Mike Florio on August 20, 2008, 11:56 p.m. EDT
Our friends at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh (actually, we donít really know them, but they seem nice) report that the Steelers and linebacker James Farrior are close to working out a contract extension.
Farrior is entering the last year of his current deal. Heís due to earn a base salary of $3.24 million in 2008.
The 1997 first-rounder from Virginia spent five seasons with the Jets before joining the Steelers in 2002. He has started all but four regular-season games in his six years with the Steelers.
Per the report, the deal could come as soon as tomorrow, and likely will be hammered out before Saturdayís game against the Vikings.
The Steelers typically donít negotiate contracts with current players once the regular season opens.