Howard Balzer of ESPN Radio in St. Louis reports Thursday via Twitter that Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent guard Ramon Foster has signed his one year restricted tender offer. Foster was one of six Steelers restricted free agents that were tendered one year contracts prior to the start of free agency. Foster was tendered at the lowest right of first refusal level of $1.26 million. Being as Foster had not been drafted, the Steelers would not have received a draft pick as compensation had another team signed Foster to an offer sheet and they decided not to match it.
Foster was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Steelers in April of 2009 and has started 26 games in the three seasons since. Foster saw most if his action in 2011 at right guard, but he did start the second game of the season against the Seattle Seahawks at left guard in place of the injured Chris Kemoeatu.
By signing his one year tender Foster will now look to be an unrestricted free agent after the 2012 season.