No one thought an NFL team would pick up 49ers former star linebacker, but that is not the NFL. Today, the Washington Post is reporting that the Washington Redskins acquired the rights to the problemed linebacker. The Post reported:
The Washington Redskins claimed former 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster off waivers, the team announced Tuesday, just two days after Foster was released by San Francisco following a weekend arrest on a domestic violence charge.
Later Tuesday, Foster was placed on the NFL’s commissioner’s exempt list pending a league investigation into the charge, meaning it is unlikely Foster will play for the Redskins this year. Players on the list are not allowed to attend practices or play in games.
By claiming Foster, a move that prompted outrage from some users on social media given the nature of his arrest, the Redskins are reserving the right to add him to their roster if he is cleared by the league and the criminal justice system.