The Washington Football Team will move linebacker Reuben Foster to the injured reserve list, effectively ending his 2020 season. In turn that could mean the end of his career in Washington as Foster's contract expires at the end of the year.
Washington claimed Foster off waivers in November 2018 amid a firestorm of controversy. San Francisco cut Foster, a first-round pick in 2017, after a pair of domestic violence arrests. Washington was the only team to put a waiver claim in on Foster and the NFL immediately placed Foster on the commissioner's exempt list.
Months later, Foster was cleared of the charges and taken off the exempt list. Then he injured his knee on the first snap of OTAs in 2019.
The injury was severe and cost Foster the 2019 season.
He got taken off the Physically Unable to Perform list to open training camp in 2020, but watching him on the field it was obvious the knee wasn't fully healthy. Foster's best traits on the football field were explosion and athleticism, and the burst just wasn't there.
Watching training camp day after day, this move became obvious, and it could create a roster spot for rookie Khaleke Hudson.