For some former 49ers, an extended absence from the field of play becomes a convenient excuse not to see him. For the other former 49ers, that’s not a problem.
Linebacker Reuben Foster, 49ers first-round pick in 2017. trial will be on sunday According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, with the Seahawks. Foster has not played in a regular season game since October 28, 2018.
The 49ers cut Foster after a domestic violence arrest in November 2018, his latest off-field issue. Washington claimed exemption on him, drawing much criticism in view of the recent arrests. (The allegations were later dismissed.) The following May, Foster suffered a torn ACL during an off-season workout. A knee injury wiped out both 2019 and 2020. He did not play in 2021.
It’s been a long road for the NFL for Foster, who at one point was regarded as a top-five pick before falling to the bottom of the round. The 49ers acquired Foster after being traded to the Seahawks, incidentally, from No. 34 to No. 31.
It could have been worse for the 49ers, who were set to make Foster a top-five pick. If the Bears had taken a defensive lineman After swinging a deal with the 49ers with Solomon Thomas No. 2 pick, who reverted to No. 3, the 49ers would have taken Foster with the third overall pick in the 2017 draft.
Yes, it was a draft disaster for the 49ers, with one exception—a certain tight end from Iowa who was somehow available with the 146th overall pick and who was featured alongside Foster.
Four years after last play, Reuben Foster gets a workout with the Seahawks originally appeared on Pro Football Talk