|National Football League|
|Mar. 2 2:17 PM PT3:17 PM MT4:17 PM CT5:17 PM ET22:17 GMT6:17 AM 北京时间3:17 PM MST5:17 PM EST4:17 PM CT2:17 UAE (+1)17:17 ET - The Pittsburgh Steelers continued their offseason roster purge Friday, announcing Smith and veteran linebacker James Farrior will be released before the next league year begins March 13. Smith is expected to retire.
Analysis: Smith and Farrior served as the backbone of a defense that led the franchise to two Super Bowl titles and three AFC championships over the last decade, a period in which the Steelers defense finished ranked in the top 10 in the league every season.