Washington Football Team Adds Former Alabama WR
The Washington Football will be signing WR Robert Foster to their active roster.
In his four years as a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide, Foster had 389 yards and three touchdowns.
When Aprils draft came around in 2018, Foster didn't hear his name called, but he was quickly scooped up by the Buffalo Bills.
Injuries from the Bills wide receiver core put Foster on the field towards the tail end of the 2018 season, and he took full advantage of this opportunity. Finishing the season with 27 receptions, 541 yards and three touchdowns, Foster was poised for a breakout year in 2019.
Things didn't work out that way and he hardly saw the field the following season, Buffalo then decided to release him this past summer.
The Green Bay Packers signed Foster to their practice squad where he was a big-time contribution, but didn't see any live game action.
Washington being thin at the receiver position and needing some help, decided to go after Foster.
There's no NFL rule against poaching players from other teams practice squad, so long as the team doing the poaching signs the player to their active roster.
This signing comes on the heels of former Alabama WR, Cam Sims catching his first NFL touchdown against the New York Giants this past Sunday.
Not only was this a big individual moment for Sims, but the touchdown really helped out Washington who was trailing by seven points with not much time left.
Both Sims and Foster were teammates at Alabama and played an instrumental role in the team’s 2015 and 2017 College Football National Championships.
Sims much like Foster, was an undrafted free agent who didn't get much playing time in his first few NFL seasons.
With continued hard work and determination Sims and Foster could provide Washington with a spark and some more of the Alabama Factor, which they already have a whole lot of on their roster.