The Seattle Seahawks have reportedly given Reuben Foster a path to an NFL comeback.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Foster will practice with the Seahawks on Sunday. The linebacker hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2018.
Foster finished third in the 2017 Defensive Rookie of the Year voting after racking up 72 tackles in just 10 games for the San Francisco 49ers. However, his career has since been derailed by injuries and legal issues.
The 49ers released Foster in November 2018 after he was arrested and charged with domestic violence. He faced another felony domestic violence charge earlier that year when he was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend. Both charges were dropped.
Washington later signed him, but Foster tore his ACL during offseason 2019 training. The injury kept him out of action through 2020, and he didn’t find a new team that year. last
Foster joined the NFL as the 31st pick after four stellar seasons at Alabama. He had 115 tackles and five sacks as a senior.
Seattle has a major void at linebacker after losing franchise mainstay Bobby Wagner to the Los Angeles Rams. The Seahawks are likely heading into a rebuilding season after also trading longtime quarterback Russell Wilson.