On Thursday morning, the NFL world learned that the Cleveland Browns are reportedly working out a former first-round pick.
According to a report from Kimberley Martin, the Browns are working out former Alabama star Reuben Foster. The news comes after Browns linebacker Mack Wilson was listed as questionable on Wednesday.
Earlier this offseason, Foster worked out for the New York Jets. Head coach Robert Saleh coached Foster during his time with the San Francisco 49ers and it seemed like a fit.
However, the Jets decided to pass on the opportunity. Now, Cleveland is trying to figure out if adding Foster is the right move for the team.
The #Browns are working out Reuben Foster tomorrow, I’m told
— Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) September 16, 2021
The 49ers selected Foster in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Alabama. He immediately made an impact as a rookie, racking up 72 tackles and five quarterback hits. Unfortunately, a series of injuries and off-field incidents derailed what looked to be a promising career.
In 2018, Foster received a two-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. The suspension stemmed from a weapons offense and a misdemeanor drug offense. Not long later, the 49ers released the talented linebacker following a domestic incident.
He eventually signed with the Washington Football Team (then the Redskins). Foster suffered a brutal knee injury, tearing both his ACL and his LCL, during practice in May 2019.
Will the Browns sign him today?