SportNFL owners, GMs 'shocked' Redskins picked up Reuben Foster

20:40  02 december  2018
20:40  02 december  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Redskins senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams said Thursday the franchise's front office was united in claiming linebacker Reuben Foster Williams told Doc Walker during his weekly appearance on The Team 980 that he and the team expected criticism after picking up Foster , who

Reuben Foster (born April 4, 1994) is an American football inside linebacker for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League ( NFL ).

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NFL teams are "shocked" that the Redskins claimed Reuben Foster off waivers two days after the 49ers released him.

Foster was arrested before San Francisco's game against the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay on domestic violence charges. It marked his third arrest and second domestic violence incident this year alone.

The Redskins have been criticized heavily for the move, with Redskins owner Dan Snyder and president Bruce Allen getting a lot of the heat.

Other teams have discussed the Redskins' controversial move, with many executives saying they were stunned Washington claimed Foster.

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Redskins senior VP of player personnel Doug Williams opened up Thursday about the team's decision to claim linebacker Reuben Foster off waivers, despite the Williams, who also played quarterback for the Redskins , said he and the team knew there would be backlash for the decision, but said Foster

As controversial as picking up Foster was, there was a contingent of former University of More: Redskins send vile, inexcusable message on domestic violence by adding Reuben Foster . Redskins head coach Jay Gruden didn’t make any proclamations about whether Foster would play this season.

"I really can't figure it out," one anonymous NFL general manager told CBS Sports. "Whatever you think of the player, and his impact, and even if you think this situation may not be what it seems on the surface, why would you claim him now? We were shocked that anyone claimed him."

Another NFL GM said he would have never even broached the subject with the team owner, especially with the investigation ongoing.

One league executive said: "What do they gain by doing this now? It reflects poorly on the entire league. It makes all of us look bad. They said in their own press release he might not ever play a snap for them. What's the point? I'm kind of disgusted by it."

Foster will remain on the commissioner's exempt list until the investigation into his arrest is complete. From there, the league will take disciplinary action against Foster.

Former 49ers LB Reuben Foster claimed off waivers with domestic violence charge pending, report says.
Reuben Foster was released by the 49ers on Sunday one day after he was arrested after an alleged domestic violence incident.

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