Larry Foote is not planning to retire

Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Former Steelers linebacker is looking to catch on with a contender for the 2014 season. The Steelers released him in a salary cap move last week.

Former Steelers linebacker Larry Foote had a little more than one half of play in his final season with the Steelers.

That's not enough to make the 14-year NFL veteran think of hanging 'em up, though. Foote isn't planning on retirement, and is hoping to catch on with a team contending for a Super Bowl championship.

Not exactly an original sentiment for a veteran in free agency. Whether he actually does - or draws any interest - is another matter.

One thing Foote has on his side is loads of experience with contenders. He's one of only a handful of players in the NFL with two Super Bowl rings, and three Super Bowl appearances. No word on what the price of tea in China is currently.

Foote makes up for less sideline-to-sideline speed with instincts and knowledge. Those things can serve him well on the field, but barring an injury somewhere down the line it isn't likely Foote signs anywhere.

Never say never, though. The Steelers aren't exactly stacked at depth at inside linebacker, and one injury could change their outlook on him.

That would be a ways off, though. It seems much more likely Foote is available in August, regardless of what happens within the Steelers' roster.

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