Found June 28, 2012 on PPR Fantasy Football:
As the days before training camp come to a crawl, fans always have the solace of dissecting different positions and determining who the starters will be. Of course, one of the biggest questions facing the Pittsburgh Steelers is who will assume the mantle at inside linebacker after the release of veteran inside linebacker James Farrior at the start of the free agency period.The battle for Farrior’s position will be one of the biggest battles this offseason with veterans Larry Foote and Stevenson Sylvester fighting it out. Going into camp, Foote appears to have the inside track, after lining up with the starters during the OTA sessions and mini-camp. Foote is well versed in the defense and has started inside earlier in his career before being replaced by Lawrence Timmons. However, he is getting up there in age as well, and could be in his last years in the black and gold. Sylvester is younger and more athletic and will have a chance to build on the impressive spurts the team ...
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