Robert Foster Signs with Giants
Former Crimson Tide wideout Robert Foster officially has a new home. After spending most of the last two seasons bouncing around practice squads, Foster is signing a deal with the New York Giants, per his agent at SportsTrust Advisors.
Foster joined Alabama in 2013 as a five-star out of Pennsylvania, and after redshirting his freshman year, dealt with injuries that kept him mostly sidelined until 2016. In his final two years, 2016 and 2017, Foster was a secondary option on the offense, but served his role well, finishing with 19 catches for 229 yards and helping Alabama to a national title.
Despite never finding his way into a major role at Alabama, Foster entered the 2018 NFL Draft where he would go undrafted and ultimately sign with the Buffalo Bills as a free agent, reuniting him with his former Alabama offensive coordinator, Brian Daboll, who had taken the same job in Buffalo.
In his rookie season, Foster saw significant playing time, appearing in 13 games and hauling in 27 catches for 541 yards and three scores. In his second year, the former five-star dealt with preseason injury as well as the signing of veteran receiving talent to the roster that pushed him down the depth chart.
After signing another one-year contract ahead of the 2020 season with the Bills, Foster was waived from the active roster and picked up by the Green Bay practice squad days later where he would spend just a month before joining the Washington Commanders.
Joining the Giants now, Foster, not only, reunites once more with his former offensive coordinator who will now be his head coach in New York, but also his former teammate Xavier McKinney who he likely saw many reps against at Alabama.
Whether or not Foster can get back to the impressive numbers of his rookie year is yet to be seen, but with a familiar cast around him, his chances are surely high.