Foster won the starting inside linebacker job during the preseason and proved why he deserved the honor Monday night. The 27-year-old only registered 37 tackles last season, but looks to be crucial cog in Washington's defense this year as he plays alongside Will Compton, who was the leading linebacker in tackles last season.
Foster is listed as the official starting inside linebacker in Washington's depth chart release on Monday.
Foster recorded 37 tackles and a forced fumble last season, and started the final six games, including the Wild Card loss to the Packers. He is now listed as the starting inside linebacker, with Perry Riley Jr. listed as the backup. The two linebackers have been splitting first-team reps during practice, so the decision to list Foster as the starter is anything but concrete with a month left before the season begins.
Foster will likely compete with Will Compton for a starting job at inside linebacker alongside Perry Riley, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.
Foster re-signed with Washington in March, after starting the final six games (including playoffs) of the 2015 season in place of an injured Perry Riley. Although Riley is expected to step back in to his three-down role, Foster could beat out Will Compton for the other starting job. Riley remains the best target in IDP leagues.
Mason Foster re-signed with the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, Anthony Gulizia of The Washington Times reports.
Though the details of Foster's deal have yet to be disclosed, Foster will be returning to the Redskins in 2016 after latching on with the club in late September and making an impact down the stretch. He started the final five games of the season in place of the injured Perry Riley, racking up 24 solo tackles in that span. As Brian McNally of CBS Sports reports, Foster's new contract with the Redskins could spell trouble for Riley, who is set to make over $5 million in 2016.
Linebacker Mason Foster agreed to a contract with the Washington Redskins on Wednesday.
Foster will head to Washington after being released by the Chicago Bears earlier in September. He will provide some depth at inside linebacker for the Redskins.
|5||10/9/16||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|8||10/30/16||@ CIN||9:30 am|
|Bye: Week 9|
|12||11/24/16||@ DAL||4:30 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||84||58.0||26||2||1||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||105||82.0||23||2||1||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||92||63.0||29||2||3||122||40.7||85||2||7|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||10||62||40.0||22||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
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|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||0||0||1||4||1||0|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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