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Lions Offer Larry Foote a Deal

Larry Lage of the Associated Press talked with Larry Foote, and all signs point to him joining the Lions.

Larry Foote says the Detroit Lions have made him a contract offer and the linebacker’s first choice is to sign with his hometown team.

Foote said Tuesday night he met “everybody” at Lions headquarters in Allen Park, Mich., earlier in the day and that his agent, Ken Kremer, was working on completing a deal.

“They offered me something,” Foote said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “I’m going to be wrestling with it tonight because they’re going back and forth with my agent as we speak. Playing in Detroit is definitely my first choice, but we’ll see how it goes.”

Let's hope everything goes smoothly and a deal is done sometime soon.  That way Larry Foote can join the team and the middle linebacker situation will no longer be a worry.  There will probably be some growing pains simply because Foote is used to playing in a 3-4 defense, but there is no question he would upgrade the position.  Mind you, that's not tough to do when all the Lions have is a rookie who just switched to the middle and a couple of other no-name players.  Regardless, though, Foote is a huge upgrade no matter what.

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