Foster was one of the final cuts by the Chicago Bears before the season began. He didn’t sign with the Redskins until Week 4, when the team was lacking depth at the position. With injuries to Riley and Keenan Robinson, who will be questionable with a shoulder injury, it looks as if Foster will finally receive another opportunity to prove his worth in the NFL.
“He’s prepared and he’s ready to go,” Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said. “He’s a good linebacker.”
Foster is one of a number of backups whom the Redskins have had to rely upon this season because of injuries, particularly in the secondary. Through it all, Foster said, the coaching staff has done a solid job of preparing the backups each week.
“Even when I was only getting a couple of reps preparing throughout the week to play certain positions, I was still competing at a high level on the scout team going against [Jordan] Reed, going against Matt Jones and everybody,” Foster said. “So you’re ready to play.”
How the NFC East fared on Sunday:
The New York Giants lost to the New York Jets in overtime, while the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots. Both teams sit at 5-7, meaning that the Redskins (5-6) will remain in first place regardless of what happens on Monday because of the three-way tiebreaker.
If the Redskins win, they’ll have a one-game lead with four weeks left. If they lose, they’ll move to 5-7 and the Cowboys will be somehow just a game out of first place.
Well, there’s a game. In their second prime-time game this season, the Redskins will host the Cowboys at FedEx Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.
Redskins 27, Cowboys 17