Ask Redskins Team President Bruce Allen, and he will tell you the team is not expecting a suspension for LB Reuben Foster this year. NFL Commissioner might have a different opinion, but this is a complicated case.
The Redskins claimed Foster last year after he was released by the San Francisco 49ers following another domestic violence incident. The charges were dropped, but his accuser spoke out about this charge, and previous incidents. Foster's suspension still looms over the Redskins 2019 season.
The Redskins cut starting ILB Zach Brown this year, but retained Mason Foster. Both were considered possible cap casualties this year, but Foster was the cheaper option to keep. Shaun Dion Hamilton, a 6th round pick last year, is expected to be a big part of the Redskins future going forward.
The Redskins seem to be bullish on Foster's prospects of avoiding suspension this year. Washington could use him after Brown's release, but he remains on the NFL Commissioner's Exempt List under Roger Goodell makes a decision.
The NFL is still investigating the Reuben Foster situation according to a league spokesperson told a couple of us at the NFL’s annual meeting. They’re still gathering information and there is no timeline. The decision on Kareem Hunt has no bearing on the timeline for Foster.— John Keim (@john_keim) March 25, 2019