The defense of the Pittsburgh Steelers continues to go through a constant turnover. In particular, Dick Lebeau's esteemed linebackers are coming and going like a revolving door. James Harrison was released yesterday, while free agent Larry Foote isn't expected to return to the Steelers next year.
Rather, the Cardinals are "strong favorites" to sign Foote. The Steelers are busy making other plans, though, including pursuing former Cowboys linebacker Dan Connor, according to CBS Sports insider Jason LaCanfora.
Connor was released by the Cowboys on Monday, most likely because Connor won't fit in the new 4-3 defense in Dallas. Connor was a third round pick out of Penn State back in 2008, but the Carolina Panthers didn't re-sign him after his rookie contract ran out.
Connor plays the same position as Foote - an inside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. If the Steelers let Foote go elsewhere (likely Arizona), Connor would be a good replacement for the Steelers.