According to USA Today, the Philadelphia Eagles were the only team to contact Tampa police seeking info on Reuben Foster’s misdemeanor domestic battery arrest.
Foster was arrested on Saturday night at the 49ers team hotel in Tampa Bay. The team announced they would release him and officially placed him on waivers Monday.
Without much due diligence, the Washington Redskins claimed Foster off waivers on Tuesday. Foster was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list as the league investigates the latest allegations, a move that makes him ineligible to play or practice. Washington was the only team to put in a claim for Foster.
The Redskins immediately released a statement upon claiming Foster, explaining the decision:
A statement from the Washington Redskins Senior Vice President of Player Personnel Doug Williams: pic.twitter.com/zdxA8hmWtb
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 27, 2018
The Eagles had interest in Foster prior to the 2017 draft, as they brought him in for a top-30 pre-draft visit. They eventually settled on Derek Barnett with the 14th overall pick.
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