A very important milestone was reached by a Pittsburgh Steelers player in Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos and it didn’t involve quarterback Ben Roethlisberger or wide receiver Antonio Brown.
Left guard Ramon Foster played in his 100th regular-season game Sunday and that certainly is worth a tip of the cap.
Foster, who was signed originally by the Steelers in 2009 as an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee, has started 85 regular-season games during his career. He is currently the oldest player on the Steelers offensive line and you could make a solid argument that he’s also the most consistent when it comes to his play.
Foster will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and one would think that the Steelers will want to re-sign him if the price is right. In 2013, Foster signed a three-year, $5.8 million contract that included a $900,000 signing bonus, so those numbers will likely be a starting point when the two sides begin negotiations during the offseason.
Foster admitted Tuesday morning in an interview on 93.7 The Fan that his contract situation is indeed in the back of his mind right now.
“I walked on the field after the [Broncos] game…and I was just looking, like, man, this might have been my last game at Heinz Field as far as, like, being on the home team,” Foster said. “You never know what upper management is thinking, how the contract is going to come about, with a lot of guys that are up [at the end of the year]. But, the good thing about it is everybody is just focused in right now on getting a Super Bowl. Everything else will take care of itself after that, but it’s definitely a thought.”