A little more than a year removed from a devastating preseason injury, Reuben Foster is on track to make his debut in Washington.
The Washington Football Team activated the middle linebacker from the physically unable to perform list on Sunday, NFL Netowrk's Mike Garafolo reports. The team would soon confirm the roster move.
Foster, 26, hasn't played a down in the NFL since Week 6 of the 2018 season after misdemeanor domestic battery charges led to a mid-season release by the San Francisco 49ers. Washington claimed Foster just days later amid an NFL investigation on the incident, which ultimately ended his season while on the Commissioner's Exempt list despite the charges eventually being dropped. Foster was given a fine by the NFL and received no suspension ahead of the 2019 season.
Washington also announced they have activated tight end Logan Thomas from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Here is other news Around The NFL is monitoring on Sunday:
- The Miami Dolphins are signing wide receiver Chester Rogers to a one-year contract, his agent Drew Rosenhaus tells NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The signing comes after Dolphins receivers Allen Hurns and Albert Wilson announced their decision to opt out of the 2020 season. The Dolphins also activated LB Calvin Munson from the non-football injury list.
- The Jaguars announced they have signed cornerback Tramaine Brock, who Rapoport reported visited the team earlier Sunday. The 10-year veteran played for the Titans and Cardinals in 2019, making 11 starts. He is joining his seventh organization in the past three-plus years. The Jags have a need in the wake of Rashaan Melvin's decision to opt out of the 2020 season. Jacksonville also signed fifth-year defensive linemen Carl Davis and Caraun Reid and waived rookie cornerback Kobe Williams.
- The Cincinnati Bengals have interest in veteran defensive tackle Mike Daniels, who is visiting the team today for a physical, sources tell Rapoport. Daniels, 31, spent a season in Detroit last year after a successful seven-year stint in Green Bay.
- The Detroit Lions announced they have traded cornerback Michael Jackson to the New England Patriots for an undisclosed 2022 draft pick. Detroit also waived guard Josh Garnett, linebacker Christian Sam, defensive end Jonathan Wynn, and wide receivers Travis Fulgham and Chris Lacy.
- Buffalo Bills WR Duke Williams has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced. In a corresponding move, cornerback Akeem King was released.
- The Atlanta Falcons announced the signing of safety J.J. Wilcox. The seven-year veteran was signed by the team ahead of the 2019 season but spent the entire year on injured reserve. Wilcox played his college ball at Georgia Southern and is a native of Cairo, Ga. The Falcons also placed S Chris Cooper on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list. The team also announced the signing of WR Jaydon Mickens, who appeared in one game for the Bucs in 2019.
- Dallas Cowboys WR Jon'Vea Johnson and CB Saivion Smith from the reserve/COVID-19 list. the team announced. The Cowboys also waived WR Kendrick Rogers.
- New York Giants LB Tae Crowder has been removed from the non-football injury list, the team announced.
- The Philadelphia Eagles announced LB Jatavis Brown was placed on the reserve/retired list.
- The Carolina Panthers have claimed DT Bruce Hector, his agent Christina Phillips tells NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Wideout Trevontae Hights was waived in a corresponding move. Hector finds a spot after being waived by the Eagles yesterday.
- The Cleveland Browns announced they have signed guard Michael Dunn and waived tight end Nate Wieting in a corresponding move.
- The Minnesota Vikings waived guard Tyler Higby.
- The Baltimore Ravens are expected to sign free-agent RB Kenjon Barner, pending a physical, Rapoport reported. Barner spent last season with the Falcons, serving as a punt and kick returner.