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Mason Foster | Linebacker | #54

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 250
College: Washington
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (84) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Redskins re-signed ILB Mason Foster to a two-year, $4 million contract through 2019.
Foster, who ended 2017 on injured reserve with a torn labrum, can earn a maximum of $7 million. He was an every-down player before going down in October but was a liability. Foster did enjoy a solid 2016. Going on 29, Foster could be more of a role player for 2018. Jan 25 - 1:40 PM

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The Redskins will place ILB Mason Foster on injured reserve with a torn labrum.

Foster played through the injury for as long as he could but is now opting for season-ending surgery. With Foster done for the year, Will Compton and Martrell Spaight will fill in at inside linebacker. Foster's loss is significant with Zeke Elliott coming to town. He was an every-down player in Washington's defense.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 01:53:00 PM

Redskins ILB Mason Foster has been diagnosed with a separated shoulder.

He's getting a second opinion, but Foster is expected to sit Week 3 against the Raiders on Sunday night. Foster sealed the Week 2 win over the Rams with a late interception on a terrible Jared Goff pass. Foster was Pro Football Focus' No. 6 inside linebacker out of 59 qualifiers last season.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 11:42:00 AM

Redskins LB Mason Foster left Sunday's Week 2 game with a shoulder injury and is questionable to return.

He came out late in the second quarter. Foster registered three tackles before exiting.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 05:56:00 PM

CSN Mid-Atlantic expects Redskins ILB Mason Foster to start opposite Will Compton.

Perry Riley was expected to occupy one of the starting spots, but he was held out of spring practices because of a lingering foot injury. That opened the door for Compton and Foster to cement themselves in starting roles. Set to count $5.05 million against the cap in the final year of his deal, Riley could end up a cap cut if he is not able to claim a starting job.
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 06:41:00 PM

Redskins ILBs Mason Foster and Will Compton are expected to battle for the starting job opposite Perry Riley.

The Redskins have confirmed Riley will start, but the other inside linebacker job is open. Foster played well as a starter over the last six games including the playoffs last season while Compton struggled down the stretch. Foster could be the slight favorite entering camp, but this should be a true competition.
Thu, May 12, 2016 10:20:00 AM

Redskins re-signed ILB Mason Foster to a two-year, $2.5 million contract.

Signed in late September, Foster started the final six games of the season including the playoff loss to Green Bay. Foster was no better than league average, but that is a considerable improvement on his four years in Tampa Bay. The 2011 third-round pick should compete for a starting job in training camp.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 10:17:00 AM

CSN Mid-Atlantic's Tarik El-Bashir reports it is "likely" impending free agent ILB Mason Foster re-signs with the Redskins.

Signed late in September, Foster started six games for the Redskins including the Wild Card loss to the Packers. With free agent Keenan Robinson almost certainly out the door and Perry Riley a potential cap cut, Washington could offer Foster a starting opportunity. The 2011 third-round pick has struggled through his first five seasons, but at only 27 he still has a chance to develop into a passable starter.
Mon, Feb 22, 2016 01:06:00 PM

ILB Mason Foster left the Redskins' Week 7 game against the Buccaneers with a hamstring injury and is questionable to return.

Foster recorded one tackle before exiting late in the first quarter. Will Compton is in at inside linebacker.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 01:50:00 PM

Redskins signed ILB Mason Foster.

Foster went to training camp with the Bears but was left off the 53-man roster. Coming off a lousy year with the Buccaneers, the former third-round pick will provide inside linebacker depth behind starters Keenan Robinson and Perry Riley.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 05:23:00 PM

Bears released ILB Mason Foster.

So continues Foster's precipitous fall, though his $825,000 salary was a clear sign his roster spot wasn't assured. Foster is only 26, but struggled mightily for the Bucs last season. He's a two-down banger, and not a particularly good one. The Bears have also waived TE Bear Pascoe, WR Rashad Lawrence, LB Kyle Woestmann and CB Qumain Black.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 07:53:00 PM

New Bears ILB Mason Foster's one-year deal is worth just $825,000.

It can scarcely even be considered a "prove-it" deal. It's just flier money for the Bears after Foster struggled mightily in 2014. He'll try to earn a role as a two-down run stopper in the preseason.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 01:22:00 PM

Bears agreed to terms with ILB Mason Foster, formerly of the Bucs, on a one-year contract.

It's a deal that's been nearly two weeks in the making. Foster was a four-year starter for the Bucs, but can kindly be described as a two-down compiler. Foster is severely limited in pass coverage, and is coming off an injury-marred 2014. Switching to a 3-4 defense and waving goodbye to Lance Briggs, the Bears are remaking their linebacker corps.
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 06:05:00 PM

The Sacramento Bee reports the 49ers are "looking at" free agent ILB Mason Foster.

Foster's market has been nonexistent since it was erroneously reported he was close to a three-year deal with the Bears. It's unknown if he has a visit scheduled with the 49ers, who badly need to restock the cupboard at inside linebacker.
Mon, Mar 23, 2015 02:00:00 PM

ESPN Chicago's Michael C. Wright reports the Bears and free agent ILB Mason Foster are "not close" to a deal.

On Thursday, it was reported the two sides were hammering out a three-year contract. It appears negotiations hit a snag, though they remain in contact. Foster would be a good get as the Bears transition to the 3-4.
Mon, Mar 16, 2015 09:37:00 PM

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