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Larry Foote | Linebacker

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/12/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 239
College: Michigan
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Cardinals LB Larry Foote is expected to take over Daryl Washington's old inside linebacker position.
Kevin Minter is replacing Karlos Dansby. It's a huge downgrade for Arizona's defense, which is also dealing with a significant knee injury to FS/CB Tyrann Mathieu, and will open the season vulnerable in the middle of the field. The 2014 Cards will lean heavily on 34-year-old Foote, 33-year-old DE Darnell Dockett, and 36-year-old OLB John Abraham. A step back for this defense is inevitable. Jun 1 - 3:28 PM

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Cardinals signed ILB Larry Foote to a one-year contract.

Foote is 33 and coming off a biceps tear, but can at least provide some depth and play on special teams. The Cardinals need help at inside linebacker with Daryl Washington facing another suspension, Karlos Dansby fleeing to the Browns, and Lorenzo Alexander coming off a Lisfranc injury. A two-down run stopper, Foote will likely end up competing primarily with Kevin Minter for snaps.
May 7 - 8:10 AM

The Cardinals are expected to show interest in free agent ILB Larry Foote.

Foote will turn 34 in June and is coming off a biceps tear. He wouldn't be a replacement for Karlos Dansby, but he would be a reasonable special teamer and depth.
Mar 17 - 11:50 AM

Free agent ILB Larry Foote has no immediate plans to retire.

The 34-year-old (in June) Foote was released by the Steelers on Wednesday. He'd still like to play for a contender, but it would only be as a backup and special teamer. Foote missed nearly all of the 2013 season due to a torn biceps.
Mar 10 - 11:11 AM

Steelers released ILB Larry Foote.

Foote has spent 11 of his 12 seasons with the Steelers and may choose to hang up the cleats at 34 (in June). He appeared in just one game last season before tearing his biceps. Foote started all 16 games in 2012 and recorded a career-high 113 tackles and four sacks. The move clears over $1.1 million.
Mar 5 - 4:22 PM

Steelers placed ILB Larry Foote on injured reserve with a torn biceps, ending his season.

It's a tough blow for the 33-year-old linebacker, who was coming off the best statistical season of his career. Now he'll likely be cut loose or forced to renegotiate just one year into his three-year, $5.5 million deal next offseason. The Steelers, meanwhile, are left with sixth-round rookie Vince Williams opposite Lawrence Timmons. A veteran will likely be signed in short order.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 04:51:00 PM

Steelers ILB Larry Foote is out for the season after tearing his bicep in Sunday's Week 1 loss to Tennessee.

It's a blow to Pittsburgh's run defense, as they may now have to fall back on sixth-round rookie Vince Williams next to Lawrence Timmons. Foote, 34, was re-signed to a three-year, $5.5 million contract in the offseason. The Steelers also lost C Maurkice Pouncey to a year-ending injury in the opener.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 04:51:00 PM

Steelers re-signed ILB Larry Foote to a three-year, $5.5 million contract.

Foote remains in the Steel City to start opposite Lawrence Timmons. Coming off the best statistical season of his career — 113 tackles, four sacks — Foote was drawing serious interest from the Cardinals. Going on 33, Foote's best football is well behind him, but his return stems the brain drain in the Steelers' linebacker corps after James Harrison was released on Saturday. It's quite possible Foote will end up playing just one year of his "three-year deal."
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 02:21:00 PM

The Steelers have stepped up negotiations with free agent ILB Larry Foote in an effort to keep him away from Arizona.

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported early Tuesday that Arizona had emerged as the "strong favorite" to sign Foote. The Steelers have less cap space to work with, but want Foote back to play adjacent to Lawrence Timmons. The Cards can win a bidding war. There just shouldn't be one for a 33-year-old inside 'backer.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 01:18:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora says the Cardinals are "strong favorites" to sign free agent ILB Larry Foote.

The Cardinals have a desperate need for a reliable tackler to play next to the dynamic Daryl Washington. Foote isn't a long-term solution as he enters his age-33 season, but he could serve as a low-end stopgap. In 16 starts for the Steelers last season, Foote set career-highs in tackles (113) and sacks (four).
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 09:46:00 AM

Free agent ILB Larry Foote says he's been talking "back and forth" with the Steelers.

"I guess it’s a money thing right now," Foote said in a Tuesday radio interview. Both sides are interested in a new deal, so it could be only a matter of time before an accord is reached. Coming off a rough season and going on 33, Foote likely has no illusions about landing a multi-year deal.
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 04:53:00 PM

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says there's a "good chance" the Steelers re-sign free agent ILB Larry Foote to a one-year deal.

Foote, 32, has been a Steeler his entire career aside from a one-year stop in Detroit. The 11-year veteran started all 16 games in 2012 and is the team's defensive play-caller. Foote has slowed down, but he did set career-highs in tackles (113) and sacks (four). He's stated he intends to play for Pittsburgh or retire.
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 10:09:00 AM

Impending free agent ILB Larry Foote said he wants to play for the Steelers or no one in 2013.

Foote will turn 33 years old in June and is in rapid decline. If the Steelers choose to bring him back, he'll likely have to accept a minimum contract. If they choose to move to a younger option such as in-house candidates Sean Spence or Stevenson Sylvester, Foote says he'll retire.
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 12:03:00 PM

Steelers ILB Larry Foote, an impending free agent, told reporters after Sunday's Week 16 loss that he may consider retirement in the offseason.

Foote has been a starter all season, but he's struggled mightily, particularly as a run defender. He probably won't return to Pittsburgh. "I wouldn‘t be surprised if this is my last year," he said. "I wouldn‘t be surprised if I did come back next year. I‘m at that age when you never know what‘s going to happen."
Sun, Dec 23, 2012 10:26:00 PM

Linebackers coach Keith Butler says there "won't be much drop-off" as Larry Foote replaces James Farrior on the inside.

Farrior is considering retirement after the Steelers declined to bring him back. Foote has spent nine of his 10 NFL seasons with Pittsburgh, so the transition should be smooth. IDP owners should note that Farrior racked up 78 tackles and two sacks in 14 games last season.
Mon, Jun 4, 2012 06:03:00 PM

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