Foote on the possibility of joining the Lions
“Detroit is always No. 1,” said Foote, a Pershing grad who still spends his offseason in Detroit. “I mean, my agent is talking to them about me coming home, and we’ll go from there. But no question about it, that’s my first choice.”
“I’ve been forcing (his release) the whole offseason,” said Foote, whose strength as a run defender certainly adds to his appeal for the Lions. “I’ve been asking for it all offseason, asking for a trade, and I guess they finally did something. I wish they’d have done it a little earlier. Technically, I’m a free man now, but a lot of the money (in free agency) has been spent. …
“I don’t know what the Steelers were doing in the whole process. They kept saying they were trying to get a trade. I know they were in talks with the Lions. But I don’t know how it’s gonna work. My agent (Ken Kremer) said the Lions tried to get me, but I still don’t know how bad they want me.”