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Jay Gruden Redskins Presser: We chose to claim Reuben Foster as an organization

Jay Gruden speaks to the media after today's practice

Washington Redskins Introduce Jay Gruden Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

Jay Gruden talked to the media after today’s practice. The obvious big topic was the Redskins decision to claim former 49ers LB Reuben Foster off of waivers after his domestic violence arrest and release. The Redskins issued a statement that was attributed to Doug Williams(name misspelled and all). Redskins owner Dan Snyder and Team President Bruce Allen were not made available for comment today, directing all the heat at their head coach.

Gruden said it was a team decision to claim him, instead of waiting until he cleared waivers and do more due diligence. The team has not talked to the alleged victim, and reportedly did not contact the police department involved in the case. Gruden said they will let the process play out, and there is no guarantee Foster will ever play for Washington. He knew Foster from the draft process, and from visits with him and other Alabama players.

Colt McCoy also spoke to the media before today’s practice and said turnovers are bad...

Reuben Foster:

Colt McCoy Presser

Loss to Cowboys:

Josh Doctson:

50-50 balls:

Explosive plays:


Eagles game: