As Reuben Foster was on the waiver wire this week, the Philadelphia Eagles did some digging while they considered claiming him.
Last week, former San Francisco 49ers’ first-round pick Reuben Foster had what many would call his strike three. After having countless off-field incidents during his short two-year career, the team was finally fed up and waived him after his latest mishap. Foster was accused of domestic violence on the road last week and was arrested in Tampa Bay, Florida.
While it was shocking to see Foster get another chance with a different team, it was even more surprising to find out that the Philadelphia Eagles were considering picking him up for a moment. Reports came out on Tuesday stating that the Eagles got on the phone with Tampa Bay Police to discuss what exactly happened with the entire situation.
Clearly, the Eagles were not very thrilled about what they heard, and they wisely passed on Foster. As we all know, Foster’s last incident before this one was almost the last straw for his career, until his girlfriend admitted to lying about what happened. This time around though she doesn’t deny any of the reports. And the Eagles wisely avoided claiming the linebacker.
Foster is off to Washington
Although Reuben Foster won’t play anytime soon, the Washington Redskins have claimed the linebacker. The teams’ front office put out a lengthy statement on the situation and their decision to sign Foster while they still can. As a football decision, it makes sense, but from a moral standpoint, it looks pretty bad on the Redskins considering what they may know.
Despite the fact that the Eagles showed even a tiny bit of interest in Foster, they had no intentions of bringing him onto the team after the call with the police department. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Redskins were the only team on the waiver wire to put in a claim for the third-year linebacker. Will he ever play for Washington? That remains to be seen. But for now, the linebacker won’t be a factor for the team as he will be suspended indefinitely.