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    Foote in Contract Talks per Bouchette

    He reported on twitter that Foote is in talks with the Steelers. Apparently, on the radio this morning, Foote said his agent has been talking with the Steelers and that it's apparently a money issue at this point.

    I would like to see Foote come back on a qualified veteran contract (900k or whatever the minimum is, and it counts less against the cap) to provide an option at ILB, but I wouldn't want to see him paid at the level he was this season.

    Whether Spence or perhaps another young player, I think that Foote has value as a mentor.

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    If he comes cheap, OK. But any contract with much of a signing bonus with more than 1 year I would pass on. He had a decent year, but he isn't the solution moving forward. But seeing how badly we are lacking leadership, that would be one reason to bring him back. He isn't Ray Lewis level leadership, but he is better than most of the players we have in that area.

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    I'm thinking he'll accept a lower salary than what he makes now but not the minimum. He has a little leverage in the fact we have no one to play now as it stands. Sylvester isn't the answer and Spence is a question mark for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersteeler View Post
    I'm thinking he'll accept a lower salary than what he makes now but not the minimum. He has a little leverage in the fact we have no one to play now as it stands. Sylvester isn't the answer and Spence is a question mark for now.
    He has about the same leverage that Wallace had last year at this time...not much...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    He has about the same leverage that Wallace had last year at this time...not much...


    Today, 05:23 PMsupersteeler
    I'm thinking he'll accept a lower salary than what he makes now but not the minimum. He has a little leverage in the fact we have no one to play now as it stands. Sylvester isn't the answer and Spence is a question mark for now.

    I think if Spence could of played last season even in spot duty he would be prepared to play now. With that said, the Steelers don't have many options beside signing Foote.
    He won't demand an amount they can't pay, so I think the two sides will work something out. He can groom next years starting LB whoever that may be. Out of all the players that could be gone he is the one most likely to stay. Stay tuned.

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    How about a vet min contract with incentives?

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    if it takes teo off the board, I am all for it.

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    "Money issue?" Really Larry? How many teams do you think will be knocking down the door to sign you. Didn't you learn your lesson once already going to Detroit? I really hope the FO isn't wasting more than about a minute dealing with any "demands" Laryy has. Should be as simple as here it is, yes or no! If no, then move on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    "Money issue?" Really Larry? How many teams do you think will be knocking down the door to sign you. Didn't you learn your lesson once already going to Detroit? I really hope the FO isn't wasting more than about a minute dealing with any "demands" Laryy has. Should be as simple as here it is, yes or no! If no, then move on.
    Ovi, I didn't take it as Foote making demands. It read more like there had been some talks, and he wasn't quite sure what was going on. The quote (which I didn't provide before) was "[the Steelers] and my agent have been talking back and forth. I guess it's a money thing right now."

    That could mean anything. A cap issue, the agent is trying to get a better deal (as he should), etc. This wasn't Foote coming out and demanding a huge payday.

    I agree, if he has crazy demands, they should let him test the market. I think Foote has value, but not much more than the vet minimum, if any.

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    who said anything about foote "making demands"? Please point it out for me.

    did you ever stop to think that until the coming restructures that the steelers themselves don't know what they can offer? Maybe that is the "money issue".

    you guys are a trip.

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