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Reuben Foster | Linebacker

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/4/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 228
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 1 (31) / SF
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Speaking in an interview with Good Morning America, Reuben Foster's ex-girlfriend recanted her February story that she had lied about Foster's abuse, saying she did not want to destroy the career of someone she loved.
Elissa Ennis' walk back was the only reason Foster was playing in the league this year. Speaking of last month's incident, Ennis said Foster invited her to Florida for the 49ers' game against the Bucs. In the course of their meetup, Ennis alleges Foster took her phone and "slapped me and pushed me," bruising her on the face and neck. She said she was stunned at the abuse because Foster had invited her to "work on (their) relationship." It's possible Foster is suspended for the entire 2019 season. Dec 6 - 4:03 PM

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports LB Reuben Foster will likely be sidelined for the rest of the season.

Foster won't appeal the league's decision to place him on the Commissioner Exempt List. He's likely looking at a minimum six game suspension to open next year, but the Redskins will stash him until the legal process plays out.
Source: ESPN
Dec 2 - 10:46 AM

The NFL has placed LB Reuben Foster on the Commissioner's Exempt List.

The NFL made the decision very quickly, as the Redskins claimed Foster just over an hour ago. By definition, "A player who is placed on (it) may not practice or attend games, but with club permission he may be present at the facility on a reasonable basis for meetings, individual workouts, therapy and rehabilitation, and other permitted non-football activities." Foster will remain on the Commissioner's Exempt List until the NFL has reviewed the matter, and the Redskins claim they won't play him until the legal process has played out in his domestic violence case.
Nov 27 - 6:37 PM

In a statement announcing the team's claim of LB Reuben Foster, Redskins executive Doug Williams said Foster will not play until the legal process has played out in his domestic violence case.

"The Redskins fully understand the severity of the recent allegations made against Reuben," the statement claimed. "If true, you can be sure these allegations are nothing our organization would ever condone. ... Reuben will have to go through numerous steps including the full legal process, an investigation and potential discipline from the NFL, as well as meetings with counselors associated with the team before he will ever have the opportunity to wear the Burgundy and Gold." The statement then went on to say Foster has support from his former college teammates. The Redskins are too often everything an NFL franchise should not be.
Nov 27 - 5:49 PM

Redskins claimed LB Reuben Foster off waivers from the 49ers.

It's shocking, shocking news just three days after Foster was accused of domestic violence for the second time this year. Foster was arrested and booked on one charge of misdemeanor domestic-violence battery on Saturday in Florida. It was his third arrest of 2018. He was then informed of his release from the 49ers on Sunday morning. The Redskins have one of the league's most indifferent ownership groups, but we are still stunned anyone was willing to make this move at this time. It's unclear if Foster will immediately be suspended or placed on the commissioner's exempt list.
Nov 27 - 5:11 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports ex-49ers LB Reuben Foster has been claimed off waivers.

Schefter initially reported the Browns were the claiming team but quickly apologized for jumping the gun. He has been claimed, however, which is a frankly shocking development. We should know by whom shortly.
Nov 27 - 4:28 PM

49ers waived LB Reuben Foster.

It's a fully expected move from the 49ers after Foster's second domestic violence charge in the last year. The allegations were made by the same girlfriend who previously recanted a domestic situation with Foster. The NFL suspended Foster the first two weeks due to off-field issues and he's had multiple run-ins with the law since getting drafted. Injury prone and not overly productive when healthy, Foster's career is in jeopardy after his latest arrest. The 49ers will move rookie Fred Warner outside to replace Foster, with MLB Elijah Lee stepping into a starting role.
Nov 25 - 8:55 AM

49ers LB Reuben Foster was arrested on domestic violence charges Saturday evening in Florida.

Foster was arrested at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay where the 49ers are staying before playing the Bucs on Sunday. He was booked into jail at 11:11 PM ET. Beyond that, details are scarce. It's the second time this year Foster has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. The earlier charges were dropped. Foster will obviously not play Sunday and quite likely the rest of the season. Considering his off-the-field history, his NFL career is in doubt.
Nov 25 - 1:17 AM

49ers LB Reuben Foster (hamstring) is questionable for Week 12 against the Bucs.

Foster practiced on a limited basis for the first time since Week 8. He looks on track to play coming off the 49ers' bye. Foster hasn't made much of an impact this year, but his return is an upgrade against the run.
Nov 23 - 6:06 PM

49ers LB Reuben Foster (hamstring) will return to practice after the Week 11 bye.

So will Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) and Pierre Garcon (knee). Foster hasn't played since suffering a hamstring injury in Week 8, but coach Kyle Shanahan expects him to at least practice ahead of the Week 12 game against Tampa Bay. If he can get through practices without any setbacks, Foster should be ready throw on the pads versus the Bucs.
Nov 13 - 6:55 PM

49ers declared LB Reuben Foster, S Jaquski Tartt, WR Pierre Garcon, QB Tom Savage, DL Jullian Taylor, OL Erik Magnuson, and OL Shon Coleman inactive for Week 10 against the Giants.

Foster is week to week with a hamstring injury suffered in Week 8.
Nov 12 - 6:50 PM

49ers LB Reuben Foster (hamstring) is out for Week 9 against the Raiders.

Safeties Antone Exum (concussion) and Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) have also been ruled out for Thursday's Battle of the Bay. Foster sat out all three practices this week after coming down with a hamstring injury in Sunday's loss to Arizona. His absence will open up snaps for Elijah Lee at inside linebacker.
Oct 31 - 5:40 PM

49ers LB Reuben Foster (hamstring) won't return in Week 8 against the Cardinals.

Foster, SS Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder), and CB Ahkello Witherspoon all exited early for the Niners. It's an inconvenience, especially since San Francisco has a quick turnaround to face the Raiders in Week 9. All should be monitored heading into Thursday.
Oct 28 - 7:33 PM

49ers LB Reuben Foster (hamstring) is questionable to return Sunday.

Foster exited the Niners' Week 7 game against the Rams early, too. It's a concern given his lengthy injury history.
Oct 28 - 5:43 PM

49ers LB Reuben Foster exited Week 7 against the Rams with a right shoulder injury.

He suffered the injury trying to stop Todd Gurley from getting into the end zone in the fourth quarter. It is a concern given his history of issues with his right shoulder.
Oct 21 - 7:25 PM

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PosRoleName
DE1Jonathan Allen
2Matt Ioannidis
3Caleb Brantley
4Stacy McGee
NT1Da'Ron Payne
2Tim Settle
MLB1Reuben Foster
ILB1Zach Brown
2Mason Foster
3Zach Vigil
4Shaun Dion Hamilton
5Josh Harvey-Clemons
OLB1Ryan Kerrigan
2Preston Smith
3Ryan Anderson
4Pernell McPhee
5Cassanova McKinzy
CB1Josh Norman
2Quinton Dunbar
3Fabian Moreau
4Danny Johnson
5Greg Stroman
FS1Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
2Troy Apke
SS1D.J. Swearinger
2Deshazor Everett
P1Tress Way