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Steelers' Larry Foote Tears Biceps, Out For Year

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Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images.
Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images.

After losing Maurkice Pouncey for the year to a torn ACL, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be without ILB Larry Foote after a biceps tear that will require surgery. Coach Mike Tomlin said that he assumes that Foote’s injury will end his season early, according to Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL.com.

The Steelers defense will be hurting, particularly against the run, with the loss of Foote. While they were able to limit Chris Johnson and the Tennessee Titans’ rushing attack to 112 yards on the ground on 42 attempts, there are certainly concerns for their defense moving forward.

Foote signed a three-year, $5.5 million contract with the Steelers back in March. The 34-year-old is coming off one of the best years of his career, tallying 113 tackles and four sacks.

The Steelers will likely have to turn to rookie Vince Williams to play on the inside alongside Lawrence Timmons, and they’ll miss the veteran’s presence on defense.