Farrior's patience rewarded with five-year, $18.25M extension

Updated: August 22, 2008, 11:54 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

James Farrior was rewarded by the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday with a five-year, $18.25 million contract. The deal included a $5 million signing bonus.

Farrior's agent, Ralph Cindrich, said Thursday the contract is meant to keep the 12-year veteran with the team until he retires.

The bulk of the contract is for the first three seasons, valued at $12.6 million, including $10 million in the first two years.

"That's the game plan, to finish out my career here," Farrior ...

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