The Cleveland Browns are reportedly interested in linebacker help.
According to Kimberley Martin of ESPN, the Browns will work out Reuben Foster on Friday.
The #Browns are working out Reuben Foster tomorrow, I’m told
— Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) September 16, 2021
Foster Is A Former First Round Draft Pick
This is a theme for Andrew Berry this season.
He is trying to catch lightning in a bottle with former first-round draft picks.
Berry signed Jadeveon Clowney and Takk McKinley.
He also took a chance on a former second-round pick in Malik McDowell which appears to be paying dividends.
Foster, 27, was the 49ers’ first-round draft pick (31st overall) in 2017 out of Alabama.
At Alabama, Foster was an All-American, winner of the Butkus Award, and named to the All-SEC team in 2016.
Foster had a decent 2017 rookie season starting in 10 games and recording 59 solo tackles.
He played in 6 games during the 2018 season recording 25 solo tackles.
After that, off-the-field and injury issues took over, and he has not played in a regular season game since.
Foster was a member of the Washington Football Team from 2018 through 2020.
Most of his time with the WFT was spent on injured reserve after tearing his ACL and LCL in May 2019 and dealing with setbacks in his recovery.
Multiple Teams Have Looked At Foster In September
Berry is not alone in taking a long look at Foster.
He has also worked out with the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets this month.
Ironically, Browns linebackers Mack Wilson and Malcolm Smith commented on a social media video of Foster working out.
Here’s a video from a Reuben Foster workout just 6 days ago. He looks JACKED. Ironically #Browns LBs Mack Wilson and Malcolm Smith commented below it. pic.twitter.com/XBhBs7z1s7
— MoreForYouCleveland (@MoreForYou_CLE) September 16, 2021
What It Means
A workout is nothing more than that.
The Browns are doing due diligence on a player of interest.
It does not mean his signing is imminent.
If all goes well, he could fill a practice squad position.
Stay tuned for follow up information after Foster’s workout tomorrow.
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