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.