As the calendar marches ever closer to the beginning of the new league year next week on March 11, teams are continually jettisoning players in an attempt to lower their cap number and make room for potential free agent signees. Today, the Pittsburgh Steelers did just that.
Steelers are releasing T Levi Brown and LB Larry Foote. Creating more much-needed cap room in the process
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 5, 2014
If the Kansas City Chiefs don’t re-sign linebacker Akeem Jordan — or hell, even if they do — taking a look at Foote as a possible fill in next to pro bowler Derrick Johnson is a must. Though he spent last season on the sideline due to an injury, he’s had a very solid career with both the Steelers and the Detroit Lions.
Originally drafted by the Steelers in the fourth-round in the 2002 NFL Draft, Foote has racked up over 26 sacks and over 700 tackles. Before being injured last year, Foote put together the best season of his career in 2012 with four sacks, 113 tackles and two forced fumbles.
The other player released by the Steelers is right tackle Levi Brown. Though also injured last season, Brown could be a solid signing for the Chiefs in regards to offensive line depth. Several spots on the O line could be in flux depending on if general manager John Dorsey is able to re-sing pending free agents, and the more experience the Chiefs can put in those positions, the better. And, if left tackle Branden Albert does leave in free agency, like many expect he will, the Chiefs will need a player to fill that “swing” tackle role, once occupied by Donald Stephenson who will likely be starting.
Sound off, Addicts. Should the Chiefs take a look at a couple of former Steelers?