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Reuben Foster | Linebacker | #56

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/4/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 228
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 1 (31) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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NBC Sports Bay Area reports 49ers MLB Reuben Foster is "cooperating fully" in his domestic violence case.
That's with both law enforcement and the NFL. Longtime 49ers reporter Matt Maiocco believes the team must proceed "as if Foster is a person who can no longer be counted upon to be a long-term member of the organization." Under the CBA, the 49ers cannot suspend Foster, only release him. It appears they will wait for the process to play out. Feb 13 - 4:20 PM

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49ers MLB Reuben Foster is accused of dragging his girlfriend during an argument that led to his arrest for domestic violence.

Foster's girlfriend also told police Foster owns "multiple" semiautomatic rifles, one of which was found by officers during Foster's arrest. Foster allegedly "physically dragged" the woman in an attempt to remove her from his home. Sources told the San Jose Mercury News the girlfriend was "injured," but the extent of her injuries is not yet known. Foster was released on $75,000 bail on Sunday.
Feb 12 - 6:51 PM

49ers MLB Reuben Foster meet with the team on Monday following his Sunday arrest on domestic violence and weapons charges.

Per's Ian Rapoport, the Niners are "going through the fact-finding process and no quick resolution is expected." Were Foster a lesser player, he would have already been cut. Now arrested twice this offseason, with the second on serious charges, Foster is staring at a lengthy 2018 suspension, possibly well beyond the six-game minimum for domestic violence.
Feb 12 - 3:06 PM

49ers MLB Reuben Foster was arrested Sunday morning in Santa Clara (CA) on charges "related to domestic violence," and for possessing an assault rifle.

He's being held on $75,000 bail, $50,000 for domestic violence and $25,000 for the assault weapon. It's Foster's second arrest in the last month; he was popped for marijuana possession in Alabama on January 12. Foster also failed a drug test at the 2017 Combine and was kicked out of the Combine after an altercation with a hospital employee. When healthy, Foster proved a difference-making run defender as a rookie. He now risks missing significant time due to a string of off-field incidents.
Feb 11 - 7:19 PM

49ers ILB Reuben Foster's contract guarantees will void if he is disciplined under the league's drug policy.

Foster failed a drug test at the Combine, so his arrest last week for marijuana possession would be his second known offense, which comes with a fine of two game checks. That discipline would also void the guarantees in his contract, although that is unlikely to matter much considering how well Foster played as a rookie. Still, the incident looks like it will cost him a nice chunk of change if not a couple games.
Jan 15 - 11:50 AM

49ers LB Reuben Foster was arrested for marijuana possession in Tuscaloosa (AL) on Friday.

He previously failed a drug test at the Combine. Foster proceeded to turn in a promising rookie campaign despite struggling with injuries. As Foster is already in the league's substance abuse program, he will now face a suspension.
Source: USA Today
Jan 12 - 11:22 PM

49ers LB Reuben Foster (ribs) is expected to play Week 9 against the Cardinals.

Foster has been injured more often than he has been available so far as a rookie, but his latest injury only cost him one game. He is a needed upgrade for the defense with Adrian Peterson coming to town.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 08:15:00 AM

49ers LB Reuben Foster (ankle, ribs) is listed as questionable for Week 9.

Foster looks on track to return after practicing on a limited basis. He's missed 6-of-8 games this year with multiple injuries. Foster's return would be an upgrade against the run.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 04:45:00 PM

49ers declared LB Reuben Foster, RT Trenton Brown, WR Victor Bolden, CB K'Waun Williams, DB Dexter McCoil, LB Pita Taumoepenu, and DE Aaron Lynch inactive for Week 8 against the Eagles.

Foster and Brown were both questionable with ankle and concussion issues, respectively. Williams has a quad injury, and Lynch has a calf problem.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 11:44:00 AM

49ers MLB Reuben Foster (ankle, ribs) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Foster suffered a rib injury in Sunday's loss to Dallas and wasn't able to finish the game. That was his first action since suffering a high-ankle sprain in Week 1. Regardless, it looks like he'll be fine to play Sunday against Philadelphia.
Wed, Oct 25, 2017 07:03:00 PM

49ers MLB Reuben Foster was forced from Sunday's game against the Cowboys with a rib injury.

Foster just returned from a five-game absence. He was shaken up multiple times against the Cowboys before departing for good. He should be considered highly questionable for Week 8 against the Eagles.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 07:02:00 PM

49ers LB Reuben Foster (ankle) is active for Week 7 against the Cowboys.

The No. 31 overall pick will slide in at middle linebacker. Inactive for the 49ers are WR Victor Bolden, DB Dexter McCoil, FB Kyle Juszczyk, LB Mark Nzeocha, DE Pita Taumoepenu, DL Aaron Lynch and OT Erik Magnuson.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 02:37:00 PM

NFL Network's Steve Wychte confirms 49ers first-round LB Reuben Foster (questionable, ankle) will start Week 7 against the Cowboys.

He's back after missing the last five games with a high-ankle sprain. Ray-Ray Armstrong had been filling in for him on the weak side.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 10:47:00 AM

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan expects LB Reuben Foster (questionable, ankle) to return against the Cowboys in Week 7.

"As long as there aren't any setbacks here in the next 48 hours, I feel pretty confident," said Shanahan. Foster should be ready after putting in a limited week of practice. The first-round rookie hasn't seen the field since suffering a high-ankle sprain in Week 1.
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 04:13:00 PM

49ers LB Reuben Foster (ankle) is inactive for Week 6 against the Redskins.

It's a surprise after the 49ers released NaVarro Bowman. Foster returned to practice this week, but still isn't completely over his high-ankle sprain. The rest of the 49ers inactives are OL Erik Magnuson, FB Kyle Juszczyk, WR Kerndrick Bourne, CB Leon Hall, DB Dexter McCoil, and LD Dekoda Watson.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 11:39:00 AM

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