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Steelers sign Larry Foote

March 15, 2010 By: Admin Category: Draft/Free Agency

It’s like deja vu all over again.  First the Steelers re-signed former Steelers wide receiver Antwaan Randle El, and now they’ve re-signed former Steelers linebacker Larry Foote.  I guess next they’ll sign Jerome Bettis…….or Lynn Swann. 

Lynn Swann

Despite my jokes, this is actually a good move for the Steelers.  Foote is a seasoned veteran who is already familiar with the Steelers’ defense.  He will add depth at the inside linebacker position (where James Farrior is slowing noticeably).

Foote spent last season with the Detroit Lions after asking the Steelers to release him following the 2008 season.

There was some question as to whether Foote would sign with the Steelers.  He had stated publicly that he wanted to sign with the Arizona Cardinals.  But sign he did.  Foote agreed to a 3-year, $9.3 million contract.

Welcome back, Larry. 

Hey, is that Rocky Bleier going into Kevin Colbert’s office?

7 Comments to “Steelers sign Larry Foote”

  1. I think this is a good move. Do we know if he can replace Farrior, or move Timmons over and take his old spot back? This helps, even if it is only for depth. It helps with the draft to. I like # 51, but I think his day has come and gone.

  2. Farrior has been a great player for the steelers!! MLB is my favorite position to watch. And it was really sad those last couple games to watch him not be able to get there to make plays. ecspecially the cleveland game. The signing of Foote might be the end of Farriors time with us. I think we might also trade up in the 1st round and draft Rolando McClain, MLB for Bama.

  3. Don’t know if Rocky B. is going into Colbert’s office but we might see Terry Bradshaw there soon.

  4. Tony,
    Unfortunately, you may be right. :-(

  5. I’d rather have Franco back!

  6. I would be fine with this move…if Farrior is cut prior to the season starting. Otherwise, why is the FO paying a marginal player $3 million a year to be a backup? Oh, wait, “he knows the system” - that’s clearly worth a couple mil a year as a premium.

  7. The Steelers had needs going into the offseason at FS, NT, K, LB, and ST (RB may be an issue if Parker eventually signs with another team). At a point in the offseason where they usually have yet to sign their first player, they’ve already resigned players at FS, NT, and K and brought in “outside” talent at LB, ST, and WR for good measure.

    Before the free agency period, there general wisdom was that the Steelers had too many needs to waste picks trading up. With the solid depth brought in and retained thus far, I would no longer rule out a modest move up. I don’t see the Steelers cracking the top ten, but the Steelers have not been shy about moving up to take a guy they feel is a potential pro-bowler at a need position.


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