Redskins claim LB Reuben Foster off waivers

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Updated: November 27, 2018
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The Washington Redskins have claimed linebacker Reuben Foster just days after he was released by the San Francisco 49ers, according to ESPN.

 

He was cut by the 49ers after being arrested on charges of misdemeanor domestic violence, which came on the heels of a previous felony domestic violence charge in February. That led to him being suspended for the first two games of the season for violations of the league’s policies on personal conduct and substance abuse. Another suspension could be on its way.

Doug Williams, the Redskins’ senior vice president of player personnel, issued the following statement:

After an impressive three years at Alabama, Foster was selected in the first round (31st overall) by the 49ers in 2017. His talent speaks for itself, but the off-field issues have prevented him from making the type of impact he’s capable of so far in his career.

If all goes well for Foster, he’ll join an inside linebacker corps in Washington that consists of starters Mason Foster and Zach Brown, and backups Zach Vigil and Josh Harvey-Clemons, who subs in during obvious passing situations. Rookie Shaun Dion Hamilton is also on the roster, though he hasn’t played much this season.

The Redskins continue to stack up on former Crimson Tide players. Reuben Foster would be added to a defensive unit that already includes Hamilton, Daron Payne, Jonathan Allen, Ryan Anderson and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

Josiah Turner

Josiah is the founder and editor-in-chief at Sideline Sports Report. He has written for ESPN.com and is currently a digital editor at the SEC Network. He has covered the Washington Redskins for FanSided, and he has also covered high school basketball for Rivals.com and the Mechanicsville Local newspaper. Josiah is from Chesapeake, Va., and a college graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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