Redskins Decline LB Reuben Foster’s Fifth-Year Option

The Washington Redskins are declining LB Reuben Foster‘s fifth-year option for the 2021 season, according to Les Carpenter.


This does not come as a surprise given that Foster has yet to take a snap for Washington after suffering a horrific knee injury in May of last year.

In addition to tearing his ACL, MCL, and PCL, Foster reportedly experienced nerve damage and couldn’t feel his toes for several months. (NFLTR)

The fifth-year option was guaranteed for injury only and wouldn’t have prevented them from negotiating a contract extension in the coming months. It was projected to cost them $10,089,000 for the 2021 season. 

Foster, 26, is a former first-round pick of the 49ers back in 2017. The 49ers waived him in 2018 and he was later claimed off of waivers by the Redskins. 

Foster is entering the final year of his four-year, $9.03 million rookie contract and set to make a base salary of $1.7 million for the 2020 season. 

In 2018, Foster appeared in six games for the 49ers and recorded 29 tackles and a pass defense.

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