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08-23-2011, 05:10 AM
Cracking roster at linebacker isn't easy for rookies

It's a daunting task for a rookie to enter the linebackers meeting room at Steelers headquarters with two roster cutdown dates still to go.

"Everywhere I turn in the meeting room there's an All-Pro," said Chris Carter, an outside linebacker the Steelers drafted four months ago in the fifth round.

That would include James Farrior, LaMarr Woodley and James Harrison, who also was the NFL defensive player of the year in 2008. Their fourth starter, Lawrence Timmons, looks like a Pro Bowler in waiting. Even their backups are talented, with Larry Foote having started 97 games in nine seasons, and second-year linebackers Jason Worilds and Sylvester Stevenson on the rise...........

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