Found January 25, 2013 on SteelerAddicts:
The Pittsburgh Steelers have always been known as one of the better franchises in the NFL at developing their own players instead of paying for free agents. The team has never been afraid to say goodbye to ageing veterans such as Jason GIldon, Joey Porter and Alan Faneca to just name a few. There has always been a player behind these names who have been developing for a while to be ready to take over the starting job to avoid a major drop off. The Steelers have again begun to cut ties with veterans as they did last offseason with James Farrior, Aaron Smith and Hines Ward. This offseason players like James Harrison, Casey Hampton, Brett Keisel, Larry Foote and others may face the same fate. The problem this time around is that there doesn’t seem to be the ready group of young players to step in to keep the team on track. The Steelers have been reluctant to allow younger players to get any playing time which has prevented any player to prove he is ready to become a starter. James Harr...
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