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 suffered a shoulder injury Sunday, but he remained in the contest and finished with three tackles (all solo) in a loss to the Cardinals.
Foster's injury didn't force him out of the game, which bodes well for his prospects to suit up against the Packers next Monday. There were only 27 defensive tackles up for grabs Sunday, which was the main reason Foster's tackle total was unusually low (no defensive player with more than four tackles).
Foster wrapped up seven tackles (five solo) in Sunday's loss to the Chargers.
Foster has recorded seven tackles in each of his starts since returning from a two-game suspension. The 24-year-old continues to start at weak-side linebacker, which could explain why rookie Fred Warner -- who started in the middle -- finished with more tackles for the second consecutive week. Foster is supremely talented, and should stay IDP relevant even with the position change.
Foster (suspension) made his first start of 2018 on Sunday, recording seven tackles (six solo) in a loss to the Chiefs.
Rookie Fred Warner -- who filled in for Foster during his suspension -- remained at the Mike position, pushing Foster to weak-side linebacker. The lineup shift shouldn't affect either linebacker's IDP value, as both remained on the field on passing downs. Foster did suffer an injury scare in the fourth quarter, but he sat out just one play, which accounted for the only defensive snap he missed Sunday.
After serving his two-game suspension to begin the season, Foster is officially back on the 53-man roster and is trending toward making his 2018 debut this weekend against the Chiefs. He's been eligible to practice with the team since Monday, so if the 49ers are satisfied with his conditioning during their subsequent team sessions this week, Foster could take on a large snap count right off the bat. The 49ers released reserve offensive lineman Matt Tobin to clear a spot for Foster.
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|Bye: Week 11|
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|2018||San Francisco 49ers||4||26||22.0||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|