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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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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. Oct 15 - 11:39 AM

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49ers LB Reuben Foster (ankle) is expected to play Week 6 against the Redskins.

It probably would have happened anyway, but Foster returning likely made the decision to cut Navorro Bowman a little bit easier. Foster has been sidelined since Week 1 with a high-ankle sprain.
Oct 15 - 8:48 AM

49ers ILB Reuben Foster (ankle) returned to practice on Wednesday.

Foster was reportedly "moving well" during the portion of practice open to the media. He's also expected to partake in team drills later on. The first-round rookie hasn't played since suffering a high-ankle sprain in Week 1.
Oct 11 - 5:21 PM

49ers ILB Reuben Foster (ankle) is out for Week 4 against the Cardinals.

Coach Kyle Shanahan previously said he'd be "shocked" if Foster were ready for Week 4, so this comes as no surprise. Foster is making progress in his recovery from a high-ankle sprain but has yet to resume practicing. Consider him week to week.
Sep 27 - 5:27 PM

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said he would be "shocked" if ILB Reuben Foster (ankle) played against the Cardinals in Week 4.

Even with 10 days to prepare for Week 4 instead of the usual seven, Foster remains a long shot to play against the Cardinals. The first-round rookie suffered a high-ankle sprain in San Francisco's season-opening loss to Carolina.
Sep 22 - 4:28 PM

49ers ILB Reuben Foster (ankle) is out for Week 3 against the Rams.

This was fully expected after Foster missed practice all week. Foster has a chance to return in Week 4.
Sep 20 - 4:59 PM

49ers ILB Reuben Foster (high-ankle sprain) has shed his walking boot.

Foster seems to be progressing quickly — he was claiming he would be ready for Week 2 — but he'll likely miss at least one more game after going down in Week 1.
Sep 19 - 3:42 PM

49ers ILB Reuben Foster (ankle) is out for Week 2 against the Seahawks.

Foster was hoping to play through an ankle sprain this week but wasn't able to get in any practice reps. Consider him week to week.
Sep 15 - 4:44 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports 49ers ILB Reuben Foster has a high-ankle sprain.

Foster got his right foot caught underneath him while trying to fight through a block in Week 1. Foster said he plans to be back on the field for this Sunday's game against the Seahawks, but that will not happen if he is dealing with a high-ankle sprain.
Sep 11 - 12:56 PM

49ers first-round ILB Reuben Foster (ankle) expects to play against the Seahawks this week.

Foster had to be carted to the locker room in Week 1 with an ankle injury, but he was spotted on the sidelines later in the game walking with just a slight limp. Even if he is not able to return this week, it is clear he has dodged what could have been a serious injury.
Sep 11 - 10:51 AM

49ers first-round LB Reuben Foster exited Week 1 against the Panthers with a right ankle injury.

Foster's right foot was caught underneath him as he attempted to fight through a block in the first quarter. He stayed down on the field for several minutes in obvious pain before being carted off. It would be surprising if he returned to the game.
Sep 10 - 4:56 PM

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan expects ILB Reuben Foster (shoulder) to play in Saturday's preseason game.

This falls in line with what's been reported. Foster is dealing with a mild AC joint sprain. He'll start against the Broncos, but figures to play limited snaps.
Aug 19 - 3:10 PM

49ers ILB Reuben Foster is dealing with a "mild AC joint sprain" in his surgically-repaired shoulder.

The 49ers are insisting it's a "completely different" injury than Foster's rotator cuff issue, but we'll see how true that ends up being. The team re-signed ILB Shayne Skov on Thursday. Foster was just officially anointed a starter on Tuesday. He will supposedly play in the 49ers' second preseason game on Saturday.
Aug 17 - 1:55 PM

Reuben Foster has officially been named the 49ers' starting weak-side linebacker.

This was always the expectation, but Foster needed barely two weeks of camp to lock it down. The No. 31 overall pick of the draft, Foster hasn't been bothered by his troublesome shoulder this summer. Foster should have the role to rack up some huge numbers in IDP leagues.
Aug 15 - 6:08 PM

49ers first-round LB Reuben Foster is expected be a Week 1 starter.

Foster has a clear path to snaps with WLB Malcolm Smith out for the season. He's been full-go since the start of training camp despite concerns over his shoulder issues. With NaVorro Bowman likely to be limited to base sets, Foster has a chance to for an every-down role.
Aug 5 - 7:24 PM

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