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Steelers keep Ramon Foster

RAMON FOSTER ap AP

The Steelers and offensive guard Ramon Foster have come to terms on a three-year deal, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday.

The 27-year-old Foster has started 42 games for Pittsburgh in four seasons, including all 16 games in 2012. He started the first 13 games at right guard before moving to left guard when David DeCastro returned to action late in the season.

At the very least, Foster’s return would strengthen the Steelers’ guard depth. That said, it will be interesting to see how the Steelers proceed with Willie Colon, who is slated to make $5.5 million in salary in 2013, per Rotoworld. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette previously reported that Colon’s agent, Joe Linta, hadn’t been informed of any plans to cut Colon’s compensation. While Colon showed promise at left guard in 2012, a knee injury ended his campaign, and he has missed 36 games because of injury in the last three seasons.

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18 Responses to “Steelers keep Ramon Foster”
  1. Steeley McBeam says: Mar 11, 2013 2:34 PM

    You guys keep overspending for outside FA. We’ll take care of the guys we need, let go of the guys we dont, and continue winning. Steelers are being smart but until next season ends and teams are paying Wallace, Harrison and Lewis for 10x their production people will continue to have ammo to shoot at us. Personally, Im ok with that because they are making the correct moves.

  2. Stiller43 says: Mar 11, 2013 2:36 PM

    Great news to me. A line of: Gilbert-Foster-Pouncey-Decastro-Adams gives me some hope.

    This also allows the Steelers to keep Beachum, who gained invaluable experience last year, to be a G/T swingman instead of starting. That should be good depth, although i hope for once, they can actually keep all 5 healthy…

    Now cut Colon!!!

  3. jarvis1104 says: Mar 11, 2013 2:39 PM

    Great signing. These are the kind of signings I expect. Not flashy, but solid and its gonna pay off. He’s exceptional at pass blocking and makes Colon expendable

  4. steelerben says: Mar 11, 2013 2:49 PM

    Queue Ravenator talking about how desperate the team is for signing one of their O-Lineman.

  5. tomthebombtracy says: Mar 11, 2013 2:56 PM

    Some of the mock crocks had an OL as a Steelers first pick. So much for that. Would not be surprised, too, if they had Colon-oscopy if they feel he’s been more unlucky than injury prone.

    Heard Bill Polian on The Herd this A.M. He said Harrison will not receive big offers…too old, too many injuries lately? Could he back?

    Saw Stephen Jackson on the set of one of the national TV shows with Merrill Hoge. Very aware of the Steelers history with running backs…they went out and got Bettis but also failed with Deuce Staley. They won’t draft an RB that high…Mendenhall was the last bad example of one. Come on Stephen. Get that ring.

  6. ravenator says: Mar 11, 2013 3:06 PM

    A snuggie would offer more protection than Foster.

  7. stainlessstill says: Mar 11, 2013 3:22 PM

    This is the type of quiet signing I was HOPING would happen. I was worried about Foster leaving via FA. If you ask me, he ranks as the most durable Steelers offensive lineman that has shown some ability to play multiple positions the last couple years and can defiantly be inserted in a much more aligned and healthy transition for the Steelers direction. Good signing!

  8. ravenator says: Mar 11, 2013 3:42 PM

    Every defender in the AFCN just smiled and chuckled. In other news, BR just wet his pants.

  9. nimbushex says: Mar 11, 2013 3:45 PM

    “While Colon showed promise at left guard in 2012, a knee injury ended his campaign, and he has missed 36 games because of injury in the last three seasons.”

    Do not understand how this guy has lasted as long as he has with this kind of injury history.

  10. msstiller58 says: Mar 11, 2013 3:59 PM

    An article about steelers, as is typical, 2 out of 9 comments are from ravenator. Does that exhibit anything other than worry/fear? One good season does not a dynasty make.

  11. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 11, 2013 4:00 PM

    It’s funny when this thread gets visited by morons from another team . Their content matches the quality of their life…empty. What’s really funny is they come on here when their team is the laughing stalk of the NFL with their new leader ripping their old leader. The ravens and their fans are pathetic and like flys at a picnic uninvited and unwanted.

  12. ravenator says: Mar 11, 2013 4:06 PM

    Except the Ravens are your reigning Superbowl World Champions – and simply said, your team is not. Cheers!

  13. grs27 says: Mar 11, 2013 4:07 PM

    “Queue Ravenator talking about how desperate the team is for signing one of their O-Lineman”.
    ——————————————————–
    The Steelers dominance against the Ravens in the playoffs has no doubt left many of their fans angry- this guy is just another in a large group that cant get past it.

  14. gtisme says: Mar 11, 2013 4:11 PM

    whats really funny is someone trying to spell laughing-stock and failing while making a false statement about Flacco’s comment about Ray, and conversely being guilty of making all kinds of similar comments on Raven’s articles to what Ravenator makes on yours……not as often…but similar. Pot-Kettle-Black drool!

  15. tombradyswig says: Mar 11, 2013 4:26 PM

    superbowl….
    NOT!

    another 500 season ahead for the squelers!

  16. mikemyditka says: Mar 11, 2013 4:36 PM

    Hey Ravenator, hear about Boldin?

    Every defender in the AFCN just smiled and chuckled. In other news, JF just wet his pants.

  17. drunkshortbusmunkeys says: Mar 11, 2013 4:52 PM

    Good solid signing, think the writing is on the wall, Colon is gone unless he takes a MAJOR pay cut. Would like to see them actually try to trade Colon and get something out of him even if it was a 6th or 7th rounder. I’m sure the Cardinals with Bruce and that terrible OL would be interested? Or how about the Bears they tried to sign him a few years ago. Getting a proven (granted – injury prone) OL the Bears/Cardinals could plug and play has to be more appealing than a 6th/7th round draft choice that may not make the team. Once less decision to make for new head coaches in both cities.

  18. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 11, 2013 4:54 PM

    gtisme | Mar 11, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT
    whats really funny is someone trying to spell laughing-stock and failing while making a false statement about Flacco’s comment about Ray, and conversely being guilty of making all kinds of similar comments on Raven’s articles to what Ravenator makes on yours……not as often…but similar. Pot-Kettle-Black drool!

    Not been posting on Raven threads until today because its payback time for all the smug, arrogant, spell checking, Doritos munching bandwagon raven fans. You act like the SB win made you smarter than everyone else, but today is just further proof of your foolishness….sshh take your lumps and lay by your bowl till dinner time.

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