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Steelers Working To Keep One Of LT Kelvin Beachum Or G Ramon Foster

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Steelers are working to retain one of LT Kelvin Beachum or G Ramon Foster before the start of free agency.

According to La Canfora, it’s unlikely that both players will sign elsewhere in the coming weeks.

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said previously that they planned to see where the market went for Beachum before deciding whether to bring him back.

However, it appears as though things may have changed in regards to their free agent plans.

Beachum, 26, played out the final year of his four-year, $2.146 million rookie contract, which includes a base salary of $1.542 million and is now in position to test the open market in the coming weeks.

Unfortunately for Beachum, he was placed on season-ending injured reserve just over a month into the season. The two parties discussed a contract extension before the start of the regular season, but couldn’t reach an agreement.

In 2015, Beachum appeared in all five games for the Steelers.

Foster, 30, wound up signing on with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee back in 2009. He has spent all seven of his years in Pittsburgh and is now in line to be one of the better guards in this year’s free agent class.

In 2015, Foster appeared in all 16 games for the Steelers and was rated by Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 16 guard out of 81 qualifying players.

We have both players featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.