Pittsburgh Steelers: Who'll Replace James Farrior, Other Training Camp Battles

NFL Draft 365Official AccountMay 23, 2012

Injuries and age have left some glaring holes in the Pittsburgh Steelers' roster heading into their 2012 training camp.

Nowhere does this battle take center stage more than at running back, where the Steelers could be without star Rashard Mendenhall for considerable time after he tore his ACL in Week 17 against the Browns last season. That leaves the team with Isaac Redman and Mewelde Moore as contenders for the starting job.

At quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger is the obvious star, but he's proven to be injury prone of late, so the question is: Who should serve as his backup?

It comes down to Byron Leftwich and Charlie Batch—maybe not the two greatest options, but somebody must fill the role if "Big Ben" goes down.

Lastly, Pittsburgh is known for its "Steel Curtain" defense, especially at linebacker, but now that James Farrior is gone, who will step into his middle linebacker position?

The options include Larry Foote and then some youngsters, so who gets the nod?