Foster had nine tackles (eight solo) in Monday's 33-30 loss to Green Bay. An unusual game script led to a season-low three tackles for Foster last week, but he got back on track with a team-leading nine tackles against the Packers. The 49ers' field general was not limited by the minor shoulder injury he sustained last week, staying on the field for every defensive snap Monday. Foster will be very busy trying to run down the dynamic Todd Gurley in next week's division matchup against the Rams.
Foster (suspension) is eligible to play in Week 3, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Foster was suspended for violating the NFL's personal conduct and substance abuse policies. Now that Week 2 has passed, he's eligible to practice with the team again and can play in Sunday's game against Kansas City. He's expected to start at middle linebacker.
Foster (concussion, suspension) played in Thursday's preaseason finale against the Rams, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Foster recorded two solo tackles and played 19 defensive snaps after suffering a concussion in last Saturday's preseason game against the Colts. The 24-year-old quickly cleared the concussion protocol, but he won't be available until Week 3 due to a two-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct and substance abuse policies.
Foster left Saturday's preseason game at Indianapolis to be evaluated for a concussion, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. After a promising rookie campaign in which he accrued 72 tackles in 10 games, Foster was embroiled in the justice system for a large portion of the offseason. His legal woes were eventually resolved by early June, but one month later the NFL handed him a two-game suspension for violations of the personal conduct and substances of abuse policies. With a concussion now in tow, he be may spending a portion of his time away from the team to start the season, working his way through the protocol for head injuries.
Foster (suspension) is working with defensive coordinator Robert Saleh on adjusting his approach to get off blocks, with the hope that the improvement in technique results in better shoulder health down the road, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Foster's shoulder injury at the end of his college career at Alabama was one of the main reasons he slid to the 49ers at the end of the first round in the 2017 draft. Saleh is making an effort to improve the young linebacker's extension when engaged with blockers so that he can get off the block quicker and put himself in a squared-up position before making contact with ball carriers. The school of thought here is that Foster's improved positioning should help him avoid awkward tackling positions that could jeopardize his vulnerable shoulders. The 24-year-old missed five games last season with various injuries, so any improvement in his ability to stay healthy is certainly a benefit to the team and IDP owners alike. Foster will sit out the first two games of the season due to off-field incidents this past offseason, but he should still be the 49ers' top IDP performer even with the suspension.
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