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wootawnee
05-04-2009, 05:24 PM
Steelers cite salary cap as reason to release veteran LB Foote

NFL.com Wire Reports

The Pittsburgh Steelers released Larry Foote on Monday, less than one week after the seven-year veteran linebacker said he didn't expect to be with the team for much longer.
Larry Foote, LB
Pittsburgh Steelers

Career Statistics
Games/Starts: 110/83
Tackles: 431
Starts: 14.5


"Larry has been a big part of our success, but unfortunately, the realities of the salary cap made this decision inevitable," Kevin Colbert, the Steelers' director of football operations, said in a statement released by the team. "We wish Larry and his family nothing but the best as he moves forward with his career."

Foote said last week that Colbert told him the Steelers were trying to trade him but would release him if that didn't work out. However, Colbert called reports that Foote would be traded or released "erroneous."

The Steelers held their first post-draft minicamp last weekend, but Foote didn't attend, and his teammates talked about him as if he wouldn't return.

Foote, who started every game for the Steelers in the previous five seasons, was scheduled to earn $2.885 million next season. Lawrence Timmons, a first-round draft pick in 2007, is expected to replace Foote as a starting inside lineb

Rek
05-04-2009, 05:31 PM
The inevitable has happened. Thank you Foote for all your memories and the help to win 2 Super Bowls. Keep those rings buddy, you earned them. Go win another for your new team!!!

Psyychoward86
05-04-2009, 06:09 PM
We had some good times. But how many Foote threads do we need!?!?!?! Good luck with your next team, you served Pittsburgh well :tt:

LVSteelersfan
05-04-2009, 06:13 PM
The inevitable has happened. Thank you Foote for all your memories and the help to win 2 Super Bowls. Keep those rings buddy, you earned them. Go win another for your new team!!!

Bite your tongue. Only the Steelers are allowed to win Super Bowls !!!!!!!!

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