Though Larry Foote is on the Cardinals' coaching staff at the moment, he hasn't ruled out a potential return to the team.
Speaking to the team's website, Foote said he's "50-50" about playing in 2015. He talked about the factors that could play into whether or not he returns to playing.
“Draft, what happens with (suspended linebacker) Darryl Washington, stuff like that, how my knee feels (after offseason surgery),” Foote said. “I’ll sit down with (Bruce Arians) and the next couple of months are really going to be the deciding factor.”
If Foote doesn't play, he'll be the linebackers coach for Arizona's upcoming season. He's been adjusting to the role of being a coach this offseason.
“I am starting to like coaching,” Foote said. “It’s a little tough in the office, eating M&Ms, snacking all day, drinking coffee. I started my diet a couple days ago.”
Cardinals linebacker Larry Foote played an important role on defense in 2014, but in 2015 he'll be serving a different role on the sideline. Coach Bruce Arians told reporters during Thursday's combine press conference that Foote is now an assistant coach for the Cardinals, per NBC Sports.
The 35-year-old longtime Steeler spent last season with Arians in Arizona where he posted 88 tackles and two sacks. Although Arians said Thursday that Foote will decide whether he'll play next season, the NFLPA states that a player/coach is prohibited.
Cardinals starting safety Tyrann Mathieu and defensive end Calais Campbell are both set to play Saturday against the Panthers in the Wild Card round of the NFC playoffs. Both were considered probable coming into the matchup.
Mathieu has played the last two weeks with a club cast on his thumb after having surgery on a broken bone.
Also set to play Saturday are Larry Foote (knee) and Frostee Rucker (ankle).
The Cardinals have released their final injury report in preparation for their wild card matchup against the Panthers Saturday. Among those listed, quarterback Drew Stanton is out after not being able to practice all week. Coach Bruce Arians said earlier in the week if Stanton was able to practice for one of the three days, he would have been the starter.
Others on the injury report include Jonathan Cooper (wrist/knee) and Dan Williams (foot) as questionable. Calais Campbell (hip), Larry Foote (knee), Tyrann Mathieu (thumb/hip), Frostee Rucker (ankle) and Lyle Sendlein (back) are considered probable.
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said linebacker Larry Foote, who missed Sunday's game against the 49ers due to a knee injury, will be back for the team's wild-card game Saturday against the Panthers.
Foote finished the regular season with 84 tackles (61 solo), two sacks and one interception in 15 games.
The Cardinals have listed QB Drew Stanton, WR Brittan Golden, S Chris Clemons, LB Larry Foote, G Jonathan Cooper, G Anthony Steen and DE Kareem Martin as inactive Week 17 against the 49ers.
Stanton was ruled out prior to Sunday due to a knee injury. Foote came into the contest listed as doubtful. He's dealing with a knee issue. Jonathan Cooper, who entered the game questionable with a wrist injury, will not play. The other four players listed are healthy scratches.
With quarterback Drew Stanton (knee) already declared out, the Cardinals listed four players as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers including Deone Bucannon (knee), John Carlson (calf), Johnathan Cooper (wrist) and Dan Williams (foot).
Linebacker Larry Foote is also listeed as doubtful for the game with a knee injury. Foote has not missed a game this season, totaling 84 tackles and two sacks.
The Cardinals have also listed the following players as probable: Lorenzo Alexander (knee), Jaron Brown (toe), Calais Campbell (hip), Larry Fitzgerald (knee), Rashad Johnson (ankle), Ted Larsen (shoulder), Tyrann Mathieu (thumb) and Matt Shaughnessy (shoulder).
The Cardinals will have both Larry Fitzgerald and Tyrann Mathieu Week 16 against the Seahawks.
Both players came into the game listed as probable, and were always expected to play. Fitzgerald is battling a knee injury. Mathieu has a thumb issue.
The team will also have Lorenzo Alexander, Calais Campbell, Paul Fanaika, Larry Foote, Jared Veldheer and Kerwynn Williams for the contest. All six players were listed as probable.
The team's only questionable player, Jaron Brown, is also active. He's dealing with a toe injury.
The Cardinals have ruled guard Jonathan Cooper (wrist) out, quarterback Drew Stanton (knee) doubtful and wide receiver Jaron Brown (toe) questionable for Sunday's home game against Seattle.
Meanwhile, the following players were deemed probable: Outside linebacker Lorenzo Alexander (knee), defensive end Calais Campbell (hip), guard Paul Fanaika (ankle), wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (knee), inside linebacker Larry Foote (knee), safety Tyrann Mathieu (thumb), tackle Jared Veldheer (ankle) and running back Kerwynn Williams (knee).
Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (knee) is active for Thursday night's matchup with the Rams after being listed on the team's final injury report as probable to play.
Fitzgerald returned from a two-game absence in Week 14 and will remain ready to roll after a short week of preparation in Week 15. Other probables who are active Thursday include quarterback Drew Stanton (ankle, knee), tackle Jared Veldheer (ankle) and linebackers Larry Foote (foot), Matt Shaughnessy (shoulder) and Lorenzo Alexander (knee).
Both cornerback Antonio Cromartie (ankle) and defensive tackle Ed Stinson (toe) were listed as questionable to play Thursday and both are active as well.
Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (knee) has been listed as probable for Thursday's Week 15 matchup with the Rams after participating fully in practice Wednesday.
Fitzgerald caught four passes for 34 yards in Week 14 after returning from a two-game absence. He was limited in the team's first two practices of the week before putting in a full practice Wednesday.
Five other players are listed as probable after participating fully in practice Wednesday, including quarterback Drew Stanton (ankle, knee), offensive tackle Jared Veldheer (ankle) and linebackers Larry Foote (foot), Matt Shaughnessy (shoulder) and Lorenzo Alexander (knee).
Cornerback Antonio Cromartie (ankle) is listed as questionable to face the Rams after being a limited participant in practice for the second straight day Wednesday. The team has ruled safety Tyrann Mathieu (thumb) and guard Paul Fanaika (ankle) out.
Several Cardinals who were on the injury report are active for the game against the Chiefs. The list includes linebacker Larry Foote (foot), offensive tackle Jared Veldheer (ankle), and linebackers Kenny Demens (hamstring) and Lorenzo Alexander (knee).
Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was able to make it through a full practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs.
Also listed as questionable were Jared Veldheer and Larry Foote. Lorenzo Alexander and Kenny Demens were the only players listed as probable.
The Cardinals also listed Tyrann Mathieu, Paul Fanaika, Ed Stinson and Andre Ellington as out.
Cardinals offensive tackle Jared Veldheer was back at practice Thursday, but linebacker Larry Foote (hip),defensive lineman Ed Stinson (toe) and running back Andre Ellington (hip) all missed practice.
Veldheer has played in all 12 of the Cardinals' games this year, but is dealing with an ankle injury suffered in Wednesday's practice.
The Cardinals face the Chiefs in Week 14.
The questionable status of wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (knee) headlines the injury report submitted by the Cardinals for their Sunday game against Seattle. Ed Stinson (toe) was the only player on the list ruled out for Week 12.
Meanwhile, the following players were deemed probable: Sam Acho (neck), Lorenzo Alexander (knee), Andre Ellington (foot, hip), Larry Foote (hip), Robert Hughes (hamstring), Rashad Johnson (back) and Dan Williams (elbow).
Cardinals running back Andre Ellington is good to go Week 10 against the Rams.
Ellington has been battling a foot injury all season, but has managed to play through it. The team will also have Lorenzo Alexander, Marcus Benard, Larry Foote and Bobby Massie. All four players were also listed as probable.
The team's only questionable player, Ed Stinson, will attempt to tough it out. He's dealing with a groin injury.
The Cardinals have ruled Desmond Bishop (hamstring), Stepfan Taylor (calf) out for Sunday's game against the Rams. Ed Stinson (groin) was labeled questionable, while Lorenzo Alexander (knee), Marcus Benard (illness), Andre Ellington (foot), Larry Foote (knee) and Bobby Massie (ankle, knee) were ruled probable for Week 10.
The Cardinals have nine players listed on the injury report for Week 3. Punter David Zastudil (groin) and linebacker Alex Okafor (thigh) were the only players officially ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Deemed questionable were tight end Rob Housler (hip), defensive tackle Frostee Rucker (calf) and quarterback Carson Palmer (shoulder).
Linebacker Kevin Minter (quad), center Lyle Sendlein (ankle), running back Andre Ellington (foot) and linebacker Larry Foote (shoulder) were each ruled probable for Sunday.
The Cardinals DST finished sixth in Fantasy points last season while ranking first against the run. This is not that defense.
Arizona lost defensive tackle Darnell Dockett (torn ACL) and linebackers Karlos Dansby (free agency) and Daryl Washington (suspension), among others. That trio accounted for 14 sacks, six interceptions, two touchdowns and a fumble recovery. Linebacker John Abraham (11.5 sacks) reported late to camp following a DUI arrest and at age 36 is unlikely to repeat his 2013 production.
The Cardinals are counting on 34-year-old Larry Foote and unproven Kevin Minter at linebacker. Safety Tyrann Mathieu (knee) is not 100 percent yet. Arizona did add corner Antonio Cromartie to team with superstar Patrick Peterson.
Monday night, Arizona hosts an efficient Chargers' team that gave up the eighth-fewest Fantasy points (7.3 per game) to DSTs last year. Consider the Cardinals DST a low-end starting option at best.
Linebacker Larry Foote signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals. Foote, 33, was released by the Steelers in March after missing most of last season with a torn bicep.
In 2012, Foote made 113 tackles and forced two fumbles for the Steelers.