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Saturday, April 24, 2010
Is Faneca next for Steelers?

By James Walker
ESPN.com

In the process of reshaping their roster, the Pittsburgh Steelers are going back to the future.

Larry Foote, Antwaan Randle El, Bryant McFadden and Byron Leftwich were all former Steelers who were acquired via trade or free agency this offseason.

Could Alan Faneca be next?

The former Steeler and nine-time Pro Bowl guard is available after being released by the New York Jets Saturday. Faneca was drafted in the first round by the Steelers in 1998 and played in Pittsburgh for a decade before bolting to New York in free agency.

Two years ago Pittsburgh felt Faneca, 33, had too much tread on the tires. The price tag also was high at the time, and that played a factor as well.

Perhaps the Steelers still feel the same about Faneca. But with the retro movement currently going on in Pittsburgh, you can't completely rule out the possibility.