A free agent, Larry Foote is at a career crossroads. He could potentially start again at inside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013, or he could retire.
The decision seems to hinge on what the Steelers plan to do at the position. Foote is one of the older defensive starters from 2012 and was a temporary fix to begin with last season.
A lot of what happens next to Lawrence Timmons on the inside will depend on the health of Sean Spence, last year’s third-round selection and a player that Pittsburgh was very high on before a knee injury ruined his debut season.
If Spence is healthy, the team might be best off parting ways with Foote and drafting some depth for behind Spence, who should start if he’s ready to go.
If Spence is not ready or the team is convinced that a veteran backup is necessary, Foote could find his way back onto the roster.