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    Larry Foote to be cut?...Update: Steelers Make It Official

    Just heard on ESPN 1250 that "The Steelers are poised to cut ties with Larry Foote"

    Why didn't we try and trade him for something?????

    PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers have officially released linebacker Larry Foote.

    In a statement released by the team, Director of Football Operations Kevin Colbert wished Foote well.

    "Larry has been a big part of our success, but unfortunately the realities of the salary cap made this decision inevitable. We wish Larry and his family nothing but the best as he moves forward with his career."

    Foote was scheduled to earn close to $3 million in base salary in the final year of his contract, but with the emergence of Lawrence Timmons, Foote wanted out of

    Pittsburgh so he could seek a more significant role with another team. Foote, a part of the Steelers championship teams from Super Bowl XL and XLIII, will be 29-years-old in June.
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    Did something happen that were going to cut him, I dont understand why we wouldnt have at least tried to trade him. This does not seem to make much sence unless were in cap trouble or possibly looking to sign a free agent of some sort.

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    this would make alot of sense if maualuga was a steeler

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    The thing is, last year Timmons couldn't beat out Foote completely to take the starting job so they split time all year. The team must feel that Timmons is ready to take over beside Farrior and because Foote is an aging veteran who probably won't want to play backup they will more than likely have to cut him. It will save cap space Im sure but on the flip side our depth at LB just went to hell in a hand basket. If Im them I try to keep Foote if at all possible because there's not much NFL experience in the Steelers system behind Timmons if Foote goes.

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    I read on ESPN.com that he has officially been cut. I am shocked they didnt trade him. I would have thought somebody would have given up like a 4th rounder or something. But oh well. I guess that is business. I am excited to see Timmons in the role all the time, but I hope we have no injuries at LB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    this would make alot of sense if maualuga was a steeler
    This is why I stopped posting on message boards...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    this would make alot of sense if maualuga was a steeler
    I thought the exact same thing.

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    Two things:

    1) Timmons is ready

    and

    2) Cap room ... They need to begin getting to work signing this new draft class.
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    It's Official: Larry Foot has been cut

    No more Foote stomp. Damn, it's too bad. The guy played far bigger than his size and contributed well for us over the years.

    Later Larry. Thanks for the memories!

    From RotoWorld:

    Steelers released ILB Larry Foote.

    Pittsburgh will use the $2.885 million it saved with this move to sign its rookie class. Foote, 29, is a Michigan native and is expected to sign with the Lions. Detroit passed on middle linebackers in the draft, taking only Wisconsin OLB DeAndre Levy. Foote wouldn't have any trouble starting there. Apr. 28 - 1:38 pm et
    --- Added 4/28/2009 at 01:24 PM ---






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