Redskins resign LB Mason Foster

The Washington Redskins have resigned Inside Linebacker Mason Foster.  The terms of the new deal is not disclosed at this time, but it is a two-year deal.

UPDATED:  The terms of the Foster deal were released.  Foster inks a two-year contract extension worth $4 million while he would be able to earn a maximum of $7 million over the two year contract.

Foster joined the Redskins as a free agent in the 2015 season during that season.  Since that time, Foster was able to seize the starting inside linebacker role from ILB Will Compton.  Foster was drafted in the 2011 NFL Draft by Tampa Bay

Foster has played in 91 career games and has recorded 528 tackles, 7.5 sacks, 6 interceptions, 4 forced fumbles, and 4 fumble recoveries.   He had quickly become a coaches favorite since joining the Redskins.  Foster played in all 16 games in the 2016 season, compiling 124 tackles, 1 sack, and 2 forced fumbles.  Last season, Foster got off to a nice start, recording  31 tackles, 1 interception, 1 d fumble recovery, and .5 sacks through the first five games of the season.  While notching the game sealing interception over the St. Louis Rams, Foster tore his labrum in his shoulder.  That effectively ended his season , as he went on to have surgery on the shoulder tear.

With Foster resigning, the Redskins still have two uncertainties at inside linebacker.  The Redskins are currently negotiating with linebacker Zach Brown, who led the Redskins in tackles.  ILB Will Compton is also a free agent.  Foster joins CB Quinton Dunbar as current Redskins free agents that have resigned with the team.


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