A source confirms Foster is registering for a couple of decades and is worth $8.25 million.
Foster and Pouncey have begun over the Steelers’ lineup for the previous fourteen days. A first-round selection in 2010, pouncey, has made three consecutive Pro Bowls. Foster is an undrafted free agent out of 2009 who maintains producing.
Keeping the lineup together sets the platform to get a mega-deal for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who is close with his linemen.
As insurance, as the team also placed a second-found tender on protector B.J. Finney, also a restricted free agent. The tender will probably be worth $3.095 million.
The Steelers are still talking with teams about Brown that is trading, and a bargain could happen as early as Friday.