Farrior joins list of former Steelers

Terry McCormick

The Pittsburgh Steelers made official what agent Ralph Cindrich had feared earlier this week about linebacker James Farrior.

The linebacker was released  on Friday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, along with other players whose impending releases had been reported earlier in the week - receiver Hines Ward, guard Chris Kemoeatu and defensive end Aaron Smith.

Farrior was the Steelers defensive captain, while Ward served as offensive captain. Earlier this off-season, the Steelers also released special teams captain Arnaz Battle.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com