Found March 02, 2012 on Fox Sports:
The Pittsburgh Steelers will release veteran linebacker James Farrior and defensive end Aaron Smith, the latest in a series of roster moves meant to address the team's salary cap issues and aging defense. Team president Art Rooney II announced Friday the team will cut Farrior and Smith before the league's new calendar year begins March 13. The Steelers announced earlier this week they also will release wide receiver Hines Ward. Farrior and Smith served as the backbone of a defense that led the team to two Super Bowl victories and three AFC titles over the last decade. The 37-year-old Farrior, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, had 78 tackles in 14 games last season. Smith, who turns 36 next month, had 44 sacks during his 13-year career but struggled to stay healthy over the last few seasons.

Steelers To Release James Farrior

The Pittsburgh Steelers have informed veteran linebacker James Farrior that he will be released. Farrior played in a 154 regular season games for the Steelers since arriving as an unrestricted free agent in 2002. During his time as a Steeler he racked up 1,078 regular season tackles to go along with 30 sacks. Farrior was also the defensive captain for several seasons. Farrior was...

Steelers might dump James Farrior next

According to Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the agent of linebacker James Farrior believes his client could be the next player to get cut, just a day after veteran wide receiver Hines Ward was shown the door. “It’s not a done deal, but the percentages just aren’t there,” said Ralph Cindrich, who represents Farrior, per the Tribun-Review. Farrior is going into...

Aaron Smith likely to retire

The Steelers announced their intention to let Aaron Smith go as part of their salary cap movement.  Since that news was announced Smith now is expected to retire.    Smith played 13 seasons with the Steelers.  He was the most under rated player at his position for a long time.  Only as of the last few seasons has Smith gotten his due.  It took missing him after an injury for...

Steelers' cuts continue with James Farrior

James Farrior will be following Hines Ward and Aaron Smith out the door according to the Steelers' team website. The site said the cuts would be before the start of the NFL year, March 13th. Farrior, who had been with the Steelers since 2002, played in all but 6 games since arriving in Pittsburgh. Farrior was never the premier linebacker that the Steelers are notorious for churning...

Steelers move on from James Farrior

According to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to release veteran linebacker James Farrior. We’re not sure at this point if the 37 year-old Farrior will decide to retire, he had a fairly productive season in 2011 with 78 tackles and 2 sacks. The Steelers have been forced to release some veteran players over the past few days in order to get...

Steelers cutting LB Farrior, DE Smith

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Friday that linebacker James Farrior and defensive end Aaron Smith will be released before March 13.The 37-year-old Farrior is a two-time Pro Bowl Selection and has been a mainstay on the Steelers defense since 2002. He was due to make $2.8 million in 2012.Smith, 35, was limited to four games in 2011 due to a neck injury and is expected to announce...

Why the Steelers would be “ok” without James Farrior

This has been quite an offseason so far for the Steelers, and it’s just getting started. Between the Wallace debates, Todd Haley & Ben Roethlisberger, the Rooney’s, the salary cap, now Hines Ward being released there is plethora of questions the Steeler Nation is debating around the water cooler. I should preface the title though by saying I’m one of the biggest James Farrior...

Steelers to release James Farrior

Another day and another veteran gone.  The Steelers are really ripping off the band-aid this week, giving fans no time to grieve for one player before the next one has been cut.  Today it was James Farrior.  Of the ones cut this week, Hines Ward, Aaron Smith and Chris Kemoeatu, Farrior probably contributed the most this past season.  Though this isn’t quite a huge surprise...

Don’t get mad now that the Pittsburgh Steelers are doing what you what you told them to do.

You don’t have to be a Steelers fan to get a bit nostalgic as you watch what’s going down with their roster purging over the past few days. If you are a hardcore football fan even if you hate the Steelers you most likely respect what this group has done together and you were not prepared for such a deep cut. Please click the link to read the rest of this story.

Steelers Might Lose Mike Wallace, Hines Ward, James Farrior

Out with the old and in with the new, we presume.  The Pittsburgh Steelers are not only releasing the franchise’s all-time leading receiver Hines Ward, but also look to cut veteran linebacker James Farrior and aren’t expected to franchise tag star receiver Mike Wallace, either. “It’s not a done deal, but the percentages just aren’t there,” Ralph Cindrich tells Scott...

Source: Steelers to release longtime DE Smith

The Pittsburgh Steelers have informed defensive end Aaron Smith that he is being released, a source told's John Clayton.
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