LB a low priority for Steelers in the 2009 draft
Don’t expect the Steelers to draft any linebackers in the 2009 draft. That’s the message that comes with the re-signing of Andre Frazier to a two-year contract, as well as the one-year deal recently awarded to Arnold Harrison. At the moment the team is in excellent shape at the position – both inside and outside. With James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley the Steelers have the best outside tandem in the league, and second-year player Bruce Davis is waiting in the wings. (Hopefully, Davis will be a player; we just don’t know yet.) On the inside, James Farrior and former first-rounder Lawrence Timmons figure to be the starters this season, but I’d be surprised if the team releases or trades Larry Foote (as many prognosticators suggest), because he provides insurance at the position at a relatively reasonable cost.