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September 5, 2020 05:20 PM
Football Team's Reuben Foster: Placed on IR
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Foster (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, John Keim of reports.

Washington hasn't listed the exact reason for the IR designation, but all indications seem to be because of the torn ACL and LCL that the linebacker suffered last May. As a result, Foster will not be eligible to play until the 2021 campaign.

August 9, 2020 06:44 PM
Football Team's Reuben Foster: Activated from PUP list
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The Washington Football Team has activated Foster (knee) off its active/PUP list, ESPN's John Keim reports.

Foster, who tore the ACL and LCL in his left knee and also suffered nerve damage in his foot last May, now will have a chance to compete for a starting outside linebacker slot in Washington's 4-3 defense. The 2017 first-rounder last appeared in a regular-season game in October 2018. In 16 NFL contests, Foster has logged 101 tackles.

July 28, 2020 08:04 PM
Football Team's Reuben Foster: Lands on PUP
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Foster (knee) has been placed on the PUP list to start training camp, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

This gives Washington the option to keep Foster on the PUP list for the regular season, which then would rule him out for the first six weeks. However, he won't be able to practice until he's removed from the list, so the team will need to activate him at some point in training camp if it wants him to have a shot at playing early in the season. The 2017 first-round pick was on track for a starting job in Washington last spring before a knee injury during OTAs wiped out his 2019 campaign. Foster tore both the ACL and LCL in his left knee, with the initial injury then leading to numbness in his lower leg and toes. Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports that Foster wasn't able to pass the football portion of his pre-camp physical exam.

April 30, 2020 01:24 PM
Redskins' Reuben Foster: Fifth-year option declined
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The Redskins have opted not to pick up Foster's (knee) fifth-year option, The Washington Post reports.

Foster has yet to play a down for Washington since the team controversially claimed him off waivers following his arrest and subsequent release from the 49ers amid domestic abuse allegations. He's not expected to face any punishment from the league at this time, so Foster could be in line to open the season as a starter, assuming his knee is in good shape by the time the regular season fires up.

January 20, 2020 11:04 AM
Redskins' Reuben Foster: Making progress in recovery
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Foster (knee) has regained feeling in his toes and will try to be ready for the offseason program, Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports.

The injury Foster sustained last May was so serious that he temporarily lost feeling in his lower leg and toes due to ligament damage. However, he's regained that feeling, and "the next 60 days" will be more telling about Foster's recovery. There's a chance the 25-year-old will be ready for the 2020 season, but he still has multiple hurdles to get over first.

May 30, 2019 02:08 PM
Redskins' Reuben Foster: Undergoes successful surgery
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Foster (knee) underwent successful surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ACL, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Foster suffered ligament damage to his knee in a freak accident at OTAs last week. He's likely looking at a 9-to-10-month timeline for his recovery. The newly signed Jon Bostic has taken Foster's place at inside linebacker alongside Mason Foster at recent practices.

May 23, 2019 04:28 PM
Redskins' Reuben Foster: Officially lands on IR
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Washington placed Foster (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

The transaction was a foregone conclusion after Les Carpenter of The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Foster suffered a torn ACL during a freak fall at Monday's practice. The fact Washington is placing Foster on IR right away rather than the Physically Unable to Perform list doesn't bode well for the young linebacker's chances of eventually making his way back on the field in 2019. Washington signed Jon Bostic on Wednesday to take Foster's place on the roster, but Shaun Dion Hamilton, Josh Harvey-Clemons and Cole Holcomb could also make a case for snaps at inside linebacker alongside Mason Foster. It's expected that Foster will undergo surgery on his left knee once the swelling subsides.

May 21, 2019 07:08 AM
Redskins' Reuben Foster: Torn ACL feared
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Foster is believed to have suffered a torn ACL in addition to further damage to his left knee during Monday's OTAs, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Foster was carted off the field with an air cast on the knee after sustaining the injury on one of the first plays of 11-on-11 work. Per JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington, the additional damage may be an issue with an artery in his leg. Assuming the diagnosis is confirmed, the 25-year-old should miss the 2019 season.

May 20, 2019 09:20 PM
Redskins' Reuben Foster: Carted off at OTAs
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Foster (undisclosed) was carted off the field during Monday's OTAs Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

The injury happened on one of the first plays of 11-on-11 work at Washington's OTAs. According to Les Carpenter of The Washington Post, Foster's left knee was placed in an air cast before he was placed on the cart. There will be more information after Washington finishes practice for the day, but this appears to be a potentially significant injury for the third-year linebacker.

April 12, 2019 08:24 PM
Redskins' Reuben Foster: Reinstated to roster without ban
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The NFL has reinstated Foster without any suspension, John Keim of reports.

Foster is immediately eligible to participate in all team activities but will need to pay a fine of two game checks. The NFL released a statement Friday afternoon saying evidence in its investigation didn't support a previous finding that Foster had violated the league's personal conduct policy during a November incident in the Tampa area. The 2017 first-round pick was released by the 49ers shortly after his Nov. 24 arrest for a charge of domestic battery. Washington claimed the linebacker off waivers two days later and he then spent the rest of 2018 on the commissioner's exempt list.

December 2, 2018 10:20 AM
Redskins' Reuben Foster: Won't appeal league decision
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Foster will remain on the Commissioner's Exempt list and won't appeal the league's decision until his pending legal matter is resolved, an NFL source tells Adam Schefter of

Foster isn't scheduled to appear in court until Jan. 3 after he was arrested Nov. 24 on a domestic violence battery charge, so this news essentially rules him out from playing again this season. Shortly after news of Foster's arrest surfaced, the 49ers waived the 24-year-old linebacker, with Washington putting in a claim Tuesday. Given Foster's history of multiple off-field incidents, it's likely he'll face a suspension once the legal process concludes.

November 28, 2018 10:24 PM
Redskins' Reuben Foster: Can't practice or play immediately
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The NFL placed Foster on the commissioner's exempt list Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

The 49ers jettisoned Foster in recent days after he was arrested Saturday night on an allegation of domestic violence. Subject to waivers, the only team to put in a claim on the beleaguered linebacker was the Redskins. With his landing spot known, the NFL reacted with Foster's placement on the exempt list, which won't allow him to practice or attend games while the league investigates his most recent transgression. However, he "may be present at the club's facility on a reasonable basis for meetings, individual workouts, therapy and rehabilitation, and other permitted non-football activities," per Adam Schefter of ESPN. It appears as if Foster will be unavailable for Monday's game at Philadelphia and potentially beyond that point.

November 28, 2018 10:24 PM
Redskins' Reuben Foster: Picked up by Redskins
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The Redskins claimed Foster off waivers Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

After being embroiled in yet another off-the-field issue this past weekend, the 49ers decided to cut ties with Foster. A first-round pick in the 2017 draft, he doesn't have a place in the Redskins' starting lineup with Zach Brown, Mason Foster and Preston Brown all taking on significant workloads. Preston Brown is an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, though, so the team may be giving Reuben Foster a chance to see if he can be a part of its future. However, that future may include a suspension under the NFL's personal conduct policy.

November 25, 2018 03:56 PM
49ers' Reuben Foster: Will be released
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The 49ers' release of Foster will become official Monday once the NFL's transaction wire resumes business, per Nick Wagoner of ESPN.

Foster was listed among the 49ers' inactives for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. The team previously announced that the linebacker would be released following Foster's most recent off-field issue.

November 25, 2018 09:36 AM
Reuben Foster: Gets cut after arrest
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The 49ers released Foster (hamstring) on Sunday.

San Francisco parted ways with the 2017 first-round pick just hours after he was arrested late Saturday at the team's hotel in Tampa, Fla. on charges of domestic-violence battery. Per Greg Auman of The Athletic, Foster made his first appearance in court to address the matter Sunday morning, but the 49ers weren't inclined to wait out the legal process given that the linebacker's numerous off-field incidents since joining the organization, including an arrest last April on domestic-violence charges, which were eventually dropped. If Foster's latest run-in with the law results in a conviction, it seems unlikely that the 24-year-old will ever suit up in the NFL again.

November 25, 2018 09:04 AM
49ers' Reuben Foster: Booked on domestic-violence charge
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Foster was arrested Saturday at the 49ers' team hotel in Tampa, Fla. on a domestic-violence battery charge, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Foster missed the past two games with a hamstring injury and is listed as questionable on the team's official injury report for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

At the time of this report, Foster remains in jail and had not posted bond. After his latest transgression, Foster is very unlikely to play Sunday and could be cut loose by the 49ers, who previously announced a zero-tolerance domestic-violence policy. Foster's history of off-field problems won't help his case for remaining with the organization, as he missed the first two games of the season due to a suspension for violations of the NFL personal conduct and substances of abuse policies. Foster was arrested twice in the first month and a half of this year, first for marijuana possession and later for domestic violence, threats and possession of an assault weapon. His accuser recanted the domestic-violence allegations and the charges were dropped. However, he's serving two years of probation for the misdemeanor weapons charge, which could compound his latest legal problems.

November 23, 2018 05:16 PM
49ers' Reuben Foster: Questionable for Week 12
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Foster (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay, Nick Wagoner of reports.

On the heels of the 49ers' bye, Foster logged limited practices all week. Clearly, his hamstring is still bothering him, but he appears to be closing in on putting an end to a two-game absence. In 16 career contests, Foster has averaged 6.3 tackles per game.

November 21, 2018 07:56 PM
49ers' Reuben Foster: Limited in practice Wednesday
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Foster (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Foster has missed two consecutive games due to a hamstring injury, and continues to progress in his recovery. The 2017 first-round pick appears to have a legitimate shot of suiting up against the Buccaneers' on Sunday, but may need to fully participate in practice at least once before retaking the field. If Foster were unable to go Week 12, Malcolm Smith would once again slot into the starting lineup.

November 21, 2018 02:16 AM
49ers' Reuben Foster: Progressing well in recovery
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Foster (hamstring) is practicing Monday and appears "ready to return," Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Foster appears to have put the 49ers' bye to good use. The 2017 first-round pick has missed two straight games due to a lingering hamstring issue, but he now seems to be nearing a return to health. Wednesday's first practice report of the week will bring an official word on Foster's chances of suiting up for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

November 10, 2018 05:12 PM
49ers' Reuben Foster: Will not play Monday
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Foster (hamstring) will not play in Monday's contest, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Foster will miss his second straight game thanks to a lingering hamstring injury. Malcolm Smith will take over as the weakside linebacker with Fred Warner patrolling the middle.

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