NFL Rumors: Commanders expected to bring in former LB Reuben Foster to bolster roster ahead of next season

Since 2020, the Commanders have been in a ‘dying need situation’ to upgrade their linebacker unit. Nevertheless, prior to the regular season, the team is expected to make a move with their former linebacker Reuben Foster.

Over the years, the Washington Commanders remained frugal at the linebacker unit, choosing instead to invest in the defensive line. The teams’ linebacker unit is now largely dominated by only Jamin Davis and Cody Barton, necessitating a stronger and familiar Foster.

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Reuben was once a Commander’s face, yet the linebacker could not make a profile with the team. He was the first-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2017.  He was regarded as the best linebacker of the draft, unfortunately before presenting him as the teams’ best choice, the 29-year-old was questioned for a weapons offense, a misdemeanor drug offense, and domestic violence in 2018. 

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The former 49ers player was arrested and set to experience a two-game suspension then. Though he got emancipation from those charges later, the 49ers then cut their ties with him while the Commanders took a bold move by adding him to their roster.

Albeit, in spite of getting such a big opportunity amid controversy, the linebacker’s NFL career was not seeing much progress due to injury. Now the situation looks to be that the Commanders need a strong linebacker choice and Reuben needs an astonishing comeback.

Hence, rumors are swirling in the air that the team may end up signing him to aid him in building a successful NFL career as they did during his controversial acts though no specific news on the matter has yet been released.

Ruben Foster’s performance with Commanders

Fosters’ journey with the Commanders commenced in 2019, yet the LB injured his knee during OTAs in May 2019 before the first game and was out of the roster for the whole 2019 season. 

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The linebacker was then anticipated to make a great comeback in 2020, yet he found himself on the injury reserve list during that season also. All his dream with the Commanders were nipped in the bud without appearing in a single game as he had to bid the team and NFL adieu also for that time. Later he started his journey in USFL with the Pittsburgh Maulers this season. 

The first opportunity from the Commanders to him was left in the dust. Those days likely remained a great lesson for him and now as the linebacker is appearing as fit for running, he should anticipate a call from the team who can be regarded as his friend in need.


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Shabiha is a sports content writer for Sportszion. The writer completed her graduation in Management and post-graduation in HRM. Writing is her passion and she has a long career goal in relation to writing.


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