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Larry Foote Returns to The Steelers With Three Year Contract.

PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 11:  Larry Foote #50 of the Pittsburgh Steelers prevents Donald Lee #86 of the Green Bay Packers from making a catch at Heinz Field August 11, 2007 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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Nick SignorelliSenior Writer IMarch 15, 2010

As reported on Steelers-sign-Foote-to-three-year-deal/fc55eedf-e1cb-472f-85cc-1ce3c38270bf" title="Steelers.com" target="_blank">Steelers.com, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed former Steeler Larry Foote to a three year contract Monday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Larry Foote was released last off season because Lawrence Timmons was ready to step into the Starters role, and James Farrior was still believed to be able to be the "Mike" linebacker.

There was much talk at the time that Foote should have been kept, and that Farrior should have been the one released.

Farrior showed signs of his age, and the Steelers missed the veteran leadership and ability of Foote.

I wrote an article almost a year ago, saying how Steeler Nation would miss Foote, and wished him well.

Then I wrote ANOTHER article in the beginning of February asking if Foote could be back, and what it would mean to the Steelers.

It seems that the Steelers and Larry Foote have finally come full circle.

So, as I said farewell, I say, Welcome Back, Larry Foote.  Steelers Nation is glad you are back!


Update: NFL Network's Jason La Canfora is reporting that the deal is for $9.3 million, with a signing bonus of $1.8 million.

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