The Philadelphia Eagles were the only NFL team to contact the Tampa Police Department about the recent arrest that led the San Francisco 49ers to release the 2017 first-round pick, Reuben Foster, according to a report. from USA TODAY's AJ Perez.
The fact that the Eagles have examined Foster's situation shows that they have some level of interest for the 24-year-old linebacker. Philadelphia, however, was not interested enough to apply for a waiver. If they were, they would have been the team to claim it successfully instead of Washington. The 5-6 Eagles rank higher than the Redskins 6-5 on the order of waiver requests as they have a worse overall record.
Maybe the Eagles would be more interested in adding Foster if he went through the renunciations and became a free agent. Or maybe they did not like what they learned from the police and decided it was not an option for them.
In any case, Foster is a member of Washington now. It is unclear if / when he will be able to visit the field since he was placed on the Commissioner's Exempt List, which means that he is not eligible to participate in practices or games for the time being. Washington has also issued a statement that Foster would need to go through "several steps" before they can prepare for them on match day.
Foster has been arrested several times for charges of domestic violence. He has also been injured in his NFL career. Dan Snyder's regime decided that Foster was worth the risk, although he did not even contact the Tampa police. The other 31 teams, including the Eagles, have decided to pass.