Foote picks Steelers

Posted by Darren Urban on March 14, 2010 – 7:31 pm

Well, I guess I was off-base — or something didn’t mesh here in Arizona. Linebacker Larry Foote is telling people he is going to sign with the Steelers. I outlined why I didn’t think that was going to happen, but again, something didn’t click with the Cards. I will be interested in seeing the numbers. And I am curious to know if it was completely contract-related. I thought it was interesting that the original talks about him going to Pittsburgh said something about passing a physical (which he couldn’t have done yet if he hasn’t gotten to Pittsburgh) and I wonder if there is a medical issue.

Regardless, it doesn’t look like it’s going to work out in Arizona. Oddly, Foote told the reporter he was going back to the Steelers, but also said the Cards remain an option. Until Foote signs, anything can happen. I remember Dexter Jackson once upon a time (and ironically enough) picking the Steelers as a free agent and shunning the Cards, until the Cards swooped in at the last second and changed Jackson’s mind.

We’ll see if the Cards turn elsewhere on the FA market or if inside linebacker becomes the priority in the draft.I know a lot of people have asked about the recently released Andra Davis, although the ex-Bronco is about to visit the Bills tomorrow (and I have no idea if he would even fit here). Still no word on any more visits anywhere by Joey Porter.

UPDATE: Foote signed with the Steelers this morning, a three-year deal worth a reported $9.3 million, with $3.9 million in the first year.

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