Hines Ward's 14-year stay with the Pittsburgh Steelers is coming to an end. SCI.net publisher Jim…
Agent: Steelers cutting James Farrior
A former New York Jets first-round draft pick, Farrior flourished with the Steelers. He finished second in 2004 behind Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed in the balloting for NFL Defensive Player of the Year as he posted four interceptions and 94 tackles with three sacks.
A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Farrior was a team captain who was due $2.82 million in the final season of his contract. The pending roster cut saves the Steelers $2.825 million against the salary cap.
Four years ago, Farrior signed a five-year, $18.25 million contract that included a $5 million signing bonus.
For his career, Farrior has recorded 1,220 tackles, 35 1/2 sacks, 11 interceptions and 15 forced fumbles.
The Steelers are also releasing wide receiver Hines Ward, defensive end Aaron Smith and offensive guard Chris Kemoeatu.
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