NFL Draft: Interior line looks solid but aging


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Steelers guard Ramon Foster (73) and center Maurkice Pouncey (53) have been together since 2010 -- MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Just a couple of weeks ago, it looked like the Steelers could possibly be in the market for an interior offensive lineman.

After all, left guard Ramon Foster, who's been with the team longer than anyone not named Ben Roethlisberger, was set to head into free agency. And it didn't appear the Steelers were going to make a push to re-sign the 33-year-old.

Then, surprisingly, the Steelers did an about face, signing Foster to a two-year, $8.25-million contract, keeping the interior of their line of Foster, center Maurkice Pouncey -- who also signed a contract extension -- and right guard David DeCastro intact for the eighth-straight season, something unheard of in today's NFL.

It also means they're all getting up in age.

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