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2013 NFL Free Agency: Arizona Cardinals reportedly interested in guard Ramon Foster

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This interesting report could mean some offensive line changes on the interior.

Gregory Shamus

The Arizona Cardinals are reportedly interested in a former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Guard Ramon Foster, who started all 16 games last season for Pittsburgh, is getting interest from the Chicago Bears and the Cardinals, while he is in contract talks with the Steelers.

Foster started 13 games at right guard and thee at left guard. However, he was a starter because rookie David DeCastro was injured for almost the entire season. If Foster were to return, he would likely be a reserve.

Arizona's reported interest in him is intriguing. They already have Daryn Colledge and Adam Snyder locked up for multiple seasons at the guard positions. If Arizona signs Foster, would it be to battle for a starting job, or would it go along with the releasing of Colledge or Snyder? Snyder, who signed a five-year free agent contract last offseason, struggled with injuries and effectiveness last season.

Foster is an effective pass protector, but is not as solid in the running game. He is 27 years old and has started 42 games in four seasons. he can play guard and tackle. He joined Pittsburgh as an undrafted free agent in 2009.

He is familiar with head coach Bruce Arians, as he was on the Steelers while Arians was offensive coordinator.

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