Gerry: Steelers trying to sign Foote Tuesday, 12 March 2013 13:34 Written by Gerry Dulac The Steelers are negotiating with inside linebacker Larry Foote and hoping to sign him before the start of the free-agency signing period that begins at 4:01 p.m. today – and keep him from leaving for the Arizona Cardinals.

The Steelers would like to re-sign Foote, an unrestricted free agent, because they are thin at inside linebacker. Also, the team is not sure if Sean Spence, last year’s third-round pick, will be able to play this season after sustaining a severe knee injury in the 2012 preseason.