Robert Foster

New York Giants
Wide Receiver #8
New York Giants
Wide Receiver #8
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Robert Foster News

Signs with Big Blue

Foster signed a contract with the Giants on Monday, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official website reports.

Analysis: Foster, who played for new Giants head coach Brian Daboll at Alabama and with the Bills, didn't appear in a game during 2021, as he spent the majority of the season on the Cowboys' practice squad. As a rookie with Buffalo in 2018, Foster caught 27 of 44 targets for 541 yards and three touchdowns, but he was held 100 yards in each of the following campaigns. It's unclear if he'll make the roster, but his familiarity with Daboll certainly doesn't hurt his chances.

Mar 14, 2022 12:06 PM EST


Released by Dallas

Foster was released by the Cowboys on Saturday.

Analysis: Foster spent the majority of the 2021 campaign on the Cowboys' practice squad after going unclaimed off waivers following an injury settlement with the Dolphins. The former Alabama wideout signed a futures contract with Dallas in mid-January, so this move comes as a little bit of a surprise. As a rookie with Buffalo in 2018, Foster caught 27 of 44 targets for 541 yards and three touchdowns, but he was held under 100 yards in each of the next two seasons and didn't make an appearance in 2021.

Mar 13, 2022 8:32 AM EST



Stays with Cowboys

The Cowboys signed Foster to a future/reserve contract Monday.

Analysis: Foster signed with Dallas' practice squad on Sept. 13 after going unclaimed on waivers and reaching an injury settlement with the Dolphins ahead of the regular season. The wideout spent the entirety of the 2021 regular season on the Cowboys' practice squad and will have an opportunity to carve out a spot on the team's 53-man roster ahead of the 2022 campaign.

Jan 17, 2022 3:07 PM EST


Restored from COVID-19 list

Foster was restored from the practice squad COVID-19 list Tuesday.

Analysis: Foster is back with the team after a two-week absence due to health and safety protocols. The 27-year-old wideout has yet to appear in a game this season.

Dec 7, 2021 1:19 PM EST


Hits practice squad COVID-19 list

Foster was placed on the Cowboys' practice squad COVID-19 list Monday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Foster has yet to appear in a game this season and he won't have an opportunity to do so until he's activated from the COVID-19 list. He played in four games a season ago for Washington, hauling in two catches for 37 yards on six targets.

Nov 22, 2021 8:48 PM EST



Reaches injury settlement

Foster (undisclosed) and the Dolphins came to terms on an injury settlement Monday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Foster was originaly waived/injured by the Dolphins, but reverted to their IR after going unclaimed. He will now be free to look for a new opportunity once his health allows it.

Aug 30, 2021 6:41 PM EST


Reverts to IR

Foster (undisclosed) cleared waivers and reverted to Miami's injured reserve Wednesday, independent NFL journalist Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: Foster was waived with an injury designation Tuesday and will shift to injured reserve after passing through waivers unclaimed. He'll miss the 2021 campaign, barring an injury settlement.

Aug 25, 2021 7:43 PM EST


Cut with injury designation

The Dolphins cut Foster (undisclosed) with an injury designation Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Foster faced steep competition for a depth role in Miami's crowded receiving room, and he's dealing with an undisclosed injury to boot. Since racking up an impressive 27 catches for 541 yards and three scores as an undrafted rookie in Buffalo back in 2018, Foster hasn't logged much in the way of meaningful regular-season production.

Aug 24, 2021 1:42 PM EST


Heads to Miami

Foster signed with the Dolphins on Wednesday, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Foster hasn't produced any meaningful statistics since recording a 27-541-3 line during his rookie season in 2018. The Dolphins already have DeVante Parker, Preston Williams (foot) and Jakeem Grant (ankle) locked into roles for 2021. In turn, the 26-year-old Foster will likely be called up to play for special-teams duties in Miami, though his blazing speed could command offensive work in select packages.

Mar 17, 2021 4:03 PM EST


Another quiet year

Foster played in four games for the Washington Football Team in 2020, catching two of six targets for 37 yards.

Analysis: Foster hasn't been able to recapture his 2018 rookie magic from Buffalo, but he did play a lot of special teams snaps for Washington in December and January, potentially creating a path to a roster spot in 2021. The Alabama product isn't likely to generate much interest as a restricted free agent this offseason, after catching just five passes in 17 games the past two years.

Jan 11, 2021 9:51 AM EST


Not playing Sunday

Foster (coach's decision) is a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Kyle Stackpole of Washington's official site reports.

Analysis: Foster has only appeared in four games for Washington this season, having secured two of six targets for 37 yards. He's also played 48 snaps on special teams.

Jan 3, 2021 4:31 PM EST


Makes second appearance of year

Foster finished without a catch on two targets in Sunday's 23-15 win over the 49ers.

Analysis: It was Foster's second appearance since signing with Washington in late October. He played five snaps on offense and 14 on special teams, working as the No. 5 receiver behind Terry McLaurin, Cam Sims, Steven Sims and Isaiah Wright.

Dec 14, 2020 6:39 AM EST


Set for season debut

Foster is active Sunday against the Bengals for the first time this season, Kyle Stackpole of Washington's official site reports.

Analysis: The 26-year-old was signed by Washington off Green Bay's practice squad a month ago, but Sunday's contest will be his first time suiting up in 2020. Foster should operate as a depth wideout for the Football Team.

Nov 22, 2020 9:00 AM EST


Officially sitting out Sunday

Foster (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Though Washington poached Foster from Green Bay's practice squad a few days ago, the wideout won't be available to play while he waits to clear COVID-19 intake testing with his new organization. As a result, the Football Team will turn to Jeff Badet and Tony Brown as its depth options at receiver Week 7 behind the projected starting trio of Terry McLaurin, Dontrelle Inman and Cam Sims.

Oct 25, 2020 9:13 AM EST


Won't play Sunday

Coach Ron Rivera said Thursday that Foster won't clear COVID-19 protocols in time to play in Sunday's game against Dallas, Kyle Stackpole of Washington's official site reports.

Analysis: Foster signed with the Football Team on Tuesday so this news isn't surprising. Rivera was quick to praise Foster's speed and special teams ability Thursday, as Foster caught 27 passes for 541 yards (20.0 yards per reception) for the Bills in 2018. Once the Alabama product clears protocols and the team is confident in his grasp of the gameplan, expect Foster to contribute as a depth receiver and on special teams for the remainder of the 2020 campaign.

Oct 22, 2020 3:11 PM EST


Signs in Washington

Washington signed Foster to the active roster Tuesday, Matt Zenitz of AL.com reports.

Analysis: The Football Team signed Foster off the Packers' practice squad, where the 26-year-old wide receiver has spent the last six weeks after getting cut by Buffalo. The 6-foot-2 wideout can stretch the field, as he caught 27 passes for 541 yards (20.0 yards per reception) for the Bills in 2018. If Isaiah Wright (undisclosed) and Antonio Gandy-Golden (hamstring) are forced to miss any time, Foster handle a decent workload immediately in Washington's offense.

Oct 20, 2020 6:46 PM EST


Lands in Green Bay

Foster signed a contract with the Packers' practice squad Sunday, Matt Zenitz of AL.com reports.

Analysis: Foster failed to make Buffalo's squad after he caught just three passes for 64 yards in 2019. He's a solid deep threat, as all three of his catches went for more than 20 yards. He'll try utilizing that to carve out a niche elsewhere.

Sep 6, 2020 11:47 AM EST


Cut by Buffalo

The Bills waived Foster (concussion) on Saturday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: After hauling in 27 receptions for 541 yards during his rookie season in 2018, Foster was pushed out of the lineup due to the additions of John Brown and Cole Beasley last season. Foster's target share bottomed out as a result, and with Stefon Diggs on board, it was likely to remain near zero. He's an intriguing deep threat, however, as all three of his receptions in 2019 went for 20 or more yards. He'll try utilizing that to carve out a niche elsewhere.

Sep 5, 2020 2:45 PM EST


Suffers concussion

Foster missed Tuesday's practice session because he's in the concussion protocol, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: There will be plenty of time for the third-year receiver to recover, but he's also considered open the roster bubble, so every missed practice is going go hurt his cause.

Aug 18, 2020 2:49 PM EST


Staying with Bills

Foster has re-signed with the Bills, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

Analysis: The 2018 UDFA was an exclusive rights free agent, a designation that wouldn't allow him to sign with a new team unless the Bills failed to extend a minimum salary tender. Foster failed to build upon his promising rookie season, catching just three of 18 targets for 64 yards in 2019. A toe injury may have been part of the problem, but it also seemed he was simply outplayed by all of John Brown, Cole Beasley, Duke Williams and Isaiah McKenzie. The Bills might allow Foster to compete for a top-three job in 2020 if he bounces back with a strong showing at the offseason program.

Mar 10, 2020 7:04 AM EST


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