Posted May 29, 2012

Report: Former Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Farrior considering retirement

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James Farrior, Pittsburgh Steelers

Long-time Steelers linebacker James Farrior is considering retirement. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Farrior is contemplating retirement and seems to be heading in that direction, according to a report by Pro Football Talk that cites an interview on KDKA in Pittsburgh.

Farrior’s agent Ralph Cindrich told KDKA that he has spoken with the Steelers about holding a retirement press conference but that the linebacker has not yet decided for sure about retirement.

The Steelers released Farrior this offseason, along with other veterans, including Aaron Smith. Farrior initially planned to look for work and still hopes for a “championship opportunity” to appear, Cindrich said.

Farrior signed with Pittsburgh in 2002 and became an integral part of two Super Bowl champions. He made the Pro Bowl in 2004 and 2008. The 37-year-old has played 15 years in the NFL.