Reuben Foster — the No. 31 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft — was claimed on waivers by the Washington Redskins on Tuesday evening after being released by San Francisco 49ers earlier this week.
It’s surprising to see Foster got claimed. The 49ers quickly moved on from him following the news of his second domestic violence charge in the last year. They clearly felt his talent wasn’t worth the trouble. Washington obviously felt differently and decided to take a chance on the 24-year-old. No other teams put a claim in on him.
Foster will not be suiting up for Washington as they travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles on Monday Night Football this week. The NFL has placed Foster on the Commissioner’s Exempt List, which means he’s not allowed to participate in practices and games right now. The league is investigating his case and Washington says he needs to “go through numerous steps” before he can play for them.
A statement from the Washington Redskins Senior Vice President of Player Personnel Doug Williams: pic.twitter.com/zdxA8hmWtb— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 27, 2018
We’ll see what becomes of this situation.