The Philadelphia Eagles were the only NFL team to contact the Tampa Police Department regarding the recent arrest that caused the San Francisco 49ers to release 2017 first-round pick Reuben Foster, according to a report from USA TODAY’s A.J. Perez.
The fact that the Eagles looked into Foster’s situation shows they had some level of interest in the 24-year-old linebacker. Philadelphia was not seriously interested enough to put a waiver claim in on him, however. Ef þeir voru, höfðu þeir verið að liðinu til að staðhæfa hann í stað Washington. The 5-6 Eagles rank higher than the 6-5 Redskins on the waiver claim order since they have an overall worse record.
Perhaps the Eagles would have had more interest in adding Foster if he passed through waivers and became a free agent. Or maybe they did not like what they found out from the police and decided he was not an option for them.
In any case, Foster is a member of Washington now. Det er uklart om / når han vil være i stand til at komme på banen siden han er blevet placeret på kommissærens frie liste, hvilket betyder at han ikke er berettiget til at deltage i praksis eller spil for øjeblikket. Washington also released a statement saying Foster would have to pass through “multiple steps” before he can suit up for them on game day.
Foster has been arrested on alleged domestic violence charges multiple times now. He’s also dealt with some injury issues during his NFL career. Dan Snyder’s regime decided Foster was worth the risk, despite not even contacting the Tampa police. All 31
other teams, including the Eagles, decided to pass.