Mason Foster talks about the release:
Mason Foster on being released from the Redskins (via @SiriusXMNFL)— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) July 24, 2019
“I wish them the best, but the timing was a little crazy, but you know, you just got to keep working.” pic.twitter.com/ADfZ7nlNhG
Roster Move: #Redskins have released LB Mason Foster.— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) July 23, 2019
The Redskins have reportedly released veteran ILB Mason Foster the day before players report to training camp. Foster has been considered cut candidate, but seemed relatively safe until final cuts.
I think it’s a little surprising considering they already lost Reuben Foster to injury. Mason will be missed. Was always a great guy to talk to in the locker room. https://t.co/5g76AZY8Gw— Erin Hawksworth (@ErinHawksworth) July 23, 2019
The Redskins already released Zach Brown, another former starting ILB, earlier in the offseason. Washington was looking forward to seeing Reuben Foster on the field, but he lasted 3 plays during OTAs before tearing his ACL/LCL.
The Redskins signed veteran Jon Bostic, to replace Foster. He could end up starting this year alongside Sean Dion-Hamilton. The Redskins also have Josh Harvey-Clemons and rookie Cole Holcomb to compete for time.
The Redskins save $4 million by releasing Foster, who had the 10th highest cap hit on the team. They currently have some high profile contract issues going on with two of their most important players. Trent Williams is reportedly holding out for training camp, and the Redskins are still trying to re-sign Brandon Scherff.