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Steelers Will Keep Foote For The Next Week

In his Tuesday comments to the Detroit News, linebacker Larry Foote said that the Steelers tried to trade him before deciding to cut him.
It appears that those efforts might be ongoing.
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette confirms our report (thanks, Ed — you are a true gentleman, despite that French-sounding surname), but Bouchette writes that the Steelers will keep him on the roster through the coming weekend, during which a mandatory minicamp will be held.
Our guess is that the Steelers are still hoping to get a phone call from a team that might want to trade for Foote, and that with so many minicamps coming up this weekend, the Steelers might be thinking that a market for Foote could emerge quickly if a linebacker on another team suffers a serious injury during the coming surge of non-contact (eyeroll) helmets-and-underwear practices.
It’s also safe to assume that the Steelers dangled Foote during draft weekend, and that they likewise found no takers.
They might find a taker for Foote as quickly as the Fins did last summer for defensive end Jason Taylor, when a blown Achilles’ tendon in D.C. instantly became the second-round draft pick with which the Fins finagled Pat White.

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16 Responses to “Steelers Will Keep Foote For The Next Week”
  1. Pea Tear Griffin says: Apr 28, 2009 3:10 PM

    Sacre Bleu!

  2. Manofsteel says: Apr 28, 2009 3:11 PM

    Again, I ask! Does Dan know about this!?!? Art, this is where your legacy begins. In the Rooneys I trust!!!

  3. joepinion says: Apr 28, 2009 3:14 PM

    I had no idea Larry Freakin’ Foote deserved so many stories.

  4. seabass231 says: Apr 28, 2009 3:16 PM

    I’m from Pittsburgh…it’s actually pronounced BOO SHETT

  5. Bubby Brister says: Apr 28, 2009 3:28 PM

    I’m from Pittsburgh… it’s actually pronounced BULL SH*T

  6. kravon says: Apr 28, 2009 3:32 PM

    This is the year the Cowboys win a playoff game.

  7. Section731 says: Apr 28, 2009 3:33 PM

    Pat White worked into another story – go figure

  8. Air10 says: Apr 28, 2009 3:37 PM

    is that allowed?? cutting a player and then uncutting him for the weekend??
    Foote will be a lion by the end of the week…thank god.
    sims, foote, peterson…sounds like a team that shouldn’t be the lions haha.

  9. pat in philly says: Apr 28, 2009 3:43 PM

    i mean

  10. dra103168 says: Apr 28, 2009 3:45 PM

    This is the year the Vikings win the Super Bowl. Wait a minute. That was a dream I had a while back.

  11. kessdaman says: Apr 28, 2009 3:55 PM

    Pat White and Kordell Stewart both drafted in the 2nd round……….

  12. Capital Punishment says: Apr 28, 2009 3:58 PM

    this is the year the cowboys win a football game?
    they did win a game, two years ago, that is to say “winning the game” being a technicality. remember, Tony Homo bobbled the snap after a great 4th quarter drive.
    this year will be another flop for the cowboys. just like every other year

  13. zod says: Apr 28, 2009 5:53 PM

    “Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette confirms our report (thanks, Ed — you are a true gentleman, despite that French-sounding surname)”
    So does this make you a xenophobe or a racist Florio? Or is it how they teach law in west by god virginiaaaaaaaa.

  14. Steeler-Chad says: Apr 28, 2009 6:43 PM

    Good Luck Foote Glad you were a Steeler

  15. south-fl-steel says: Apr 28, 2009 9:18 PM

    what is truely “douchey” is that i post this comment in the previous post about the steelers keeping foote thru the weekend, and florio is too much of a scumbag to allow it on board.

  16. lightninglucci says: Apr 29, 2009 1:38 AM

    Oh, no…please…one offseason free from the non-contact contact reports. I beg you.

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