Newest league information from Thursday, Sept. 2
Reuben Foster gets another chance to restart his NFL career.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported that Foster was with the New York Jets on Thursday, per agent Malki Kawa.
A former first-round pick for the San Francisco 49ers in 2017, injuries led the linebacker to 10 games as a rookie, putting together 72 tackles, seven at a loss. Problems off the field led to his quick release from San Francisco in 2018. Foster was suspended for two games to start his second season for violating the NFL’s personal code of conduct, which resulted from a gun and drug offense . Then, after being arrested for domestic violence, the Niners waived Foster after a total of 16 games in two seasons.
The former first round player has not played a regular season game since then.
After Foster was claimed by Washington, it was placed on the Reserve / Commissioner Exempt List. On a comeback attempt in 2019, the linebacker sustained a knee injury with a cruciate ligament and LCL tear. He didn’t play in 2020 because of the knee problem.
Jets coach Robert Saleh was the defensive coordinator in San Francisco during Foster’s time with the Niners. The connection could help the 27-year-old start over in New York in a jets defense that is in dire need of talent. Gang Green placed linebacker Jarrad Davis in the injured reserve to open the 2021 season.