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Former Steelers Linebacker James Farrior’s Agent Says ‘Waiting For a Championship Opportunity’


Following up on a story we ran Friday in regards to the possibility of former Steelers linebacker James Farrior retiring, his agent, Ralph Cindrich, responded to a question posed via Twitter about it.

Cindrich’s response suggested Farrior, the 13 year veteran, is waiting for a “championship opportunity.”

Will one of those present itself for Farrior? It’s an interesting question.

Whether it will happen remains to be seen, obviously, but one team I can think of that loves players in these situations is the New England Patriots.

Few teams in the league look to sign veteran free agents facing the twilight of their careers as much as the Patriots do. They’ve recently gotten high production out of DE Kevin Carter and OG Brian Waters. This year, they’ve brought in WR Brandon Lloyd, OG Robert Gallery and RB Joseph Addai, recently of the St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks and Indianapolis Colts, respectively. Even going back a few years, there’s LB Junior Seau, WR Deion Branch and WR Jabar Gaffney.

The Patriots spent what seemed to be 45 draft picks on defensive players, including three of their first four picks addressing the front seven (DE Chandler Jones, ILB Dont’a Hightower and DE Jake Bequette). The Patriots have also built themselves to become versatile enough to play a variety of different looks in their front seven, depending on the situation.

It wouldn’t be surprising if the Patriots, come training camp, took Farrior out for a test drive, and the Patriots, the defending AFC champions, certainly fit the title contender status Cindrich says Farrior is looking for.

Source: Behind the Steel Curtain

Steelers 3rd-Round Draft Pick Honored To Wear James Farrior’s Old Number

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Steelers linebacker and third-round draft choice Sean Spence joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN to talk about his draft day experience and his excitement that he’s now a Pittsburgh Steeler.

Spence will be wearing James Farrior’s old number 51, and told us what an honor it is to have his number.  Sean also told us what it is he does best on the field, and what will make him a great fit for the Steelers Dick LeBeau defense.

Spence talked about the health issues associated with playing football given the recent Junior Seau suicide and what he thinks about his own future watching the lives of former players unfold.

We wrapped things up with Spence getting his thoughts on playing alongside guys like James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley, and what it will be like carrying their pads at training camp as part of his rookie duties.

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Is Stevenson Sylvester ready to take Farrior’s spot?

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"I feel like I’m the linebacker of the future," Stevenson Sylvester said. "I’ve still got a lot of work to do, but I’m confident I can do this job."

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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Farrior’s Agent Pessimistic On Return To Steelers

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Ralph Cindrich, agent of Steelers’ ILB James Farrior, joined The Fan Morning Show Friday to discuss his feelings on recent roster moves by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Cindrich believes James Farrior will be cut by the team to help create cap room.

He has advised Farrior to continue working out if he wants to continue playing football.

Click the link below to listen to the full interview:

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Farrior’s Agent Believes Steelers Set To Release Linebacker

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Another Steelers’ veteran is on his way out of Pittsburgh.

According to the Steelers website
, they will release both linebacker James Farrior and defensive lineman Aaron Smith before “the start of the NFL calendar year,” which is on March 13.

In a statement on the team’s website, Steelers President Art Rooney II said: “Both Aaron and James have given their all during their time in Pittsburgh and we appreciate their efforts and leadership they gave us.”

Farrior’s agent hinted to the news earlier today.

This morning on Twitter, Ralph Cindrich, who is Farrior’s agent, said in part: “#JamesFarrior has been a rock for the #Steelers but the #Turk takes no prisoners-he’s gone.”

This morning on the Morning Show over at 93-7 The Fan, Cindrich said he was pessimistic about the possibility of Farrior returning to the Steelers.

“I think it’s the reality of it all. The Steelers are so far over the cap; he’s done great things here, there’s no doubt that they would like to keep him and that still may come about, but if you were looking at it realistically, the percentages just aren’t there,” said Cindrich. “They’re way over the cap as many know and there are just some problems with trying to retain him.”

Click the link below to listen to Ralph Cindrich’s full interview:

On Wednesday, the Steelers announced that they will release wide receiver Hines Ward of his contract prior to the start of the 2012 NFL calendar year.

Then, on Thursday came the news that the Steelers planned to also release Smith and may also release offensive lineman Chris Kemoeatu.

With the releases of Ward, Smith and Kemoeatu, the Steelers cleare nearly $ 10 million in cap room.

Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.

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