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Reuben Foster | Linebacker | #56

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/4/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 228
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 1 (31) / SF
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49ers DC Robert Saleh said the coaching staff is working with MLB Reuben Foster to improve his technique.
In addition to off-field concerns, Foster slipped during the 2017 draft because of concerns about his shoulders. Saleh hopes improved technique will help decrease the likelihood of injury. "It’s just trying to teach him how to create extension and space so guys just can’t latch on to him," Saleh said. "It’ll save his shoulders. It’ll save his upper body." Foster will serve a two-game suspension to open the season, but this work will hopefully make those the only games he misses. Jul 30 - 12:50 PM

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NFL suspended 49ers MLB Reuben Foster two games for violating the league’s conduct and substance abuse policies.

Foster avoided major legal trouble following multiple offseason incidents, but he was always expected to draw a suspension from the league. "I accept the League’s decision and am sorry that my mistakes have hurt my team," Foster said in a statement. He will be allowed to participate in all preseason practices and games and will be eligible to return to the field Week 3 against the Chiefs.
Source: 49ers.com
Jul 3 - 2:59 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the NFL is "mulling" a multi-game suspension for 49ers MLB Reuben Foster.

As expected. Even though Foster avoided a litany of charges stemming from multiple offseason incidents, he's still not out of the clear in the league's eyes. The NFL has suspended players on a number of occasions even if they've been cleared in court. Odds are good Foster is suspended in 2018.
Jun 6 - 1:28 PM

49ers MLB Reuben Foster pleaded no contest to his misdemeanor assault rifle possession charge from February.

Foster will do 232 hours of community service, serve two years probation, and is forbidden from possessing guns or ammunition. It wraps up Foster's laundry list of legal issues this offseason. The whole thing is now in the NFL's hands as to whether it wants to hand down any punishment for Foster. We'd have to think he's suspended multiple games for the upcoming season.
Jun 6 - 12:45 PM

The Tuscaloosa District Attorney's office has dropped a marijuana possession charge against 49ers MLB Reuben Foster.

Foster faced a misdemeanor charge following his arrest in January, but had his case dismissed Friday after competing a diversion course. He also had his domestic violence case thrown out earlier this week, though he's not out of the woods just yet. Foster is still due in court on June 6, where he'll face a misdemeanor charge for possession of a weapon. The league will also look at Foster's marijuana case to determine whether he violated the NFL's substance abuse policy, which could lead to a suspension. The 24-year-old was excellent when healthy last year, earning PFF's No. 4 grade out of 52 qualifiers at inside linebacker.
May 25 - 2:28 PM

Reuben Foster reported to 49ers OTAs on Thursday.

Foster reported one day after he had domestic violence charges dismissed, and a weapons felony reduced to a misdemeanor. At one point, Foster's NFL career appeared in peril. Now, he is unlikely to face any league discipline.
May 24 - 3:27 PM

Domestic violence charges against 49ers MLB Reuben Foster have been dropped.

This was expected after Foster's accuser recanted her claims in a preliminary hearing. Foster’s possession of a weapon charge was also reduced to a misdemeanor, with his pre-trial set for June 6. It's great news for Foster's standing with the 49ers, though he may still face league discipline. Foster will return to team activities now that the case is resolved.
May 23 - 7:00 PM

Reuben Foster is due in court on June 20 stemming from an arrest for marijuana possession on January 12.

He was arrested in Alabama on a second-degree misdemeanor charge and later released on $2,500 bond. Foster is also facing a felony domestic violence charge from February 11, though his accuser recanted her claims in a preliminary hearing earlier this week. Even if the charges go away, Foster could still face discipline from the league.
Source: NFL.com
May 18 - 3:41 PM

Testifying in court on Thursday, Reuben Foster's ex-girlfriend said she lied about Foster hitting her, and that she made up the accusations as part of a "money scheme."

"I didn’t want to get this far in the news," Elissa Ennis said. "It was about money." Ennis also said she was "pissed and I wanted to end him," and admitted to lying about a domestic violence incident with another man in 2011. She said she was testifying as so on Thursday because she "had to do the right thing." In no uncertain terms, Ennis is saying there was no domestic violence. Foster appears poised to be exonerated, though a ruling on whether he must stand trial will be issued next week.
May 17 - 2:43 PM

The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows reports Reuben Foster's ex-girlfriend plans to testify Thursday the linebacker did not hit her.

Elissa Ennis originally accused Foster of dragging her and punching her "8 to 10 times," but she has since recanted her allegations. Ennis did show signs of injury following the February 11 incident, but she claims to have sustained those injuries during a prior fight with a woman. She reportedly has submitted a video of the fight to the Santa Clara DA. The DA's office has continued to move forward with the case despite Ennis retracting her allegations, but it is possible her testimony leads to the case being dropped.
May 15 - 12:55 PM

Reuben Foster pleaded not guilty to three charges stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident in February.

Foster is charged with domestic violence, an attempt to prevent the reporting of a crime, and possession of an assault weapon. All three are felonies. Foster's girlfriend, who is the alleged victim, has since said she fabricated the allegations, but the Santa Clara DA is proceeding with the prosecution. The 49ers have said Foster will be held out of team activities until the case is resolved.
May 8 - 12:34 PM

The attorney for the girlfriend of Reuben Foster, who accused Foster of domestic violence in February, is now saying Foster never injured her.

The woman says she fabricated the allegation, and pictures used as evidence against Foster actually came from another fight, with a woman. "(Foster) did not strike her, injure her or threaten her," said the woman's attorney. This is a huge break for the 49ers, and slightly lessens their linebacker need before the draft. Foster was one of the NFL's highest-impact rookies last year.
Apr 25 - 8:09 PM

49ers GM John Lynch has said the team will release Reuben Foster if his domestic violence charges are proven true.

"If charges proven true, if he did hit this young lady, he won't be part of this organization," was Lynch's blunt statement. Lynch did add that "patience is the right approach right now." Foster recently had a misdemeanor gun charge dismissed but is still facing felony gun and domestic violence charges. Lynch's words are unusually blunt for this sort of situation, and paint an ominous picture of Foster's 49ers future.
Apr 23 - 3:18 PM

The Santa Clara DA is dropping Reuben Foster's misdemeanor gun charge.

Foster was originally charged with possession of a large capacity magazine, but an injunction issued by a district court prohibits the enforcement of misdemeanor ammunition charges. It is a small win for Foster, but he is still facing a felony gun charge as well as two felony domestic violence charges. Foster is accused of dragging his live-in girlfriend and punching her "8 to 10 times." The 49ers have barred him from team activities while the legal situation plays out.
Apr 17 - 9:28 AM

The 49ers will not allow LB Reuben Foster to participate in team activities while he tends to legal matters.

"Reuben Foster will not participate in team activities as he is tending to his legal matters," the 49ers said in a statement. "As previously stated, his future with the team will be determined by the information revealed during the legal process." He would be allowed to participate in offseason activities per league rules if the 49ers' organization hadn't said otherwise. Foster's felony charge stems from an incident in February in which he was accused of dragging his live-in girlfriend from his house and punching her "8 to 10 times." He was also charged with forcefully attempting to prevent the reporting of a crime, possession of an assault weapon, and misdemeanor possession of a large capacity weapon magazine.
Apr 15 - 7:56 PM

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