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Do Skins have Foote in the door?

As you already know, former Steelers and Lions linebacker Larry Foote is scheduled to visit Redskins Park on Monday. He has the size and toughness to be a good fit in the 3-4 scheme the Redskins won't admit they're using in 2010. I happen to know Foote's neighbors in Franklin, Mich., and they rave about how great he's been in the community.

Playing for the Detroit Lions was something that Foote had always dreamed about -- until it actually happened. He wasn't a great fit in Jim Schwartz's 4-3 scheme. In Pittsburgh, he was excellent in the 3-4 scheme. He's starting to show a little age but he's capable of starting for another two seasons or so.

Redskins linebackers coach Lou Spanos coached Foote in Pittsburgh, so there's a familiarity in place. It sounds like the Cardinals will be the Redskins' biggest competitors for Foote. And after losing Karlos Dansby, Antrel Rolle (released) and Anquan Boldin (traded), the Cardinals are suddenly in a desperate situation.

The Redskins have taken a methodical approach to free agency (by their standards). We'll keep you posted if anything transpires over the weekend.