The Redskins and inside linebacker Mason Foster have reportedly agreed on a two-year deal.
Foster, 27, started alongside Will Compton down the stretch last season, and the inside linebacker duo demonstrated solid chemistry as the defense improved in multiple facets, particularly against the run. With Compton and Foster started alongside one another, the Redskins held three of their final five opponents under 100 total rushing yards.
The Redskins signed Foster Sept. 29 after hs release from the Bears. The former third-round pick spent his first four seasons with the Buccaneers.
Keepng Foster seemed likely, especially with Keenan Robinson, one of the opening day ILB starter, not expected back. This doesn't preclude Washington from drafting help, particulary if Alabama's Reggie Ragland is available at 21, but general manager Scot McCloughan may also feel the team's starters are set. Veteran Perry Riley remains on the roster for now and presumably in the mix for one of the starting slots, but he also could become a salary cap cut if room is needed.
The Washington Post first reported Foster's signing.
For more on Foster's impact, check out Breaking Burgundy's report card and film review.
Dan Roth is a freelance sportswriter and Breaking Burgundy contributor. Follow Dan on Twitter @danrothdc.
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