NFL owners, GMs ‘shocked’ Redskins picked up Reuben Foster

NFL teams are “shocked” that the Redskins claimed Reuben Foster off waivers two days after the 49ers released him.

Foster was arrested before San Francisco’s game against the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay on domestic violence charges. It marked his third arrest and second domestic violence incident this year alone.

The Redskins have been criticized heavily for the move, with Redskins owner Dan Snyder and president Bruce Allen getting a lot of the heat. 

Other teams have discussed the Redskins’ controversial move, with many executives saying they were stunned Washington claimed Foster.

“I really can’t figure it out,” one anonymous NFL general manager told CBS Sports. “Whatever you think of the player, and his impact, and even if you think this situation may not be what it seems on the surface, why would you claim him now? We were shocked that anyone claimed him.”

Another NFL GM said he would have never even broached the subject with the team owner, especially with the investigation ongoing.

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One league executive said: “What do they gain by doing this now? It reflects poorly on the entire league. It makes all of us look bad. They said in their own press release he might not ever play a snap for them. What’s the point? I’m kind of disgusted by it.”

Foster will remain on the commissioner’s exempt list until the investigation into his arrest is complete. From there, the league will take disciplinary action against Foster.

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