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Reuben Foster out of combine after shoulder surgery

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Alabama has produced several highly drafted linebackers in recent years and Reuben Foster looks like he’s on track to join the likes of C.J. Mosley, Reggie Ragland and Dont’a Hightower in 2017.

Foster will have to convince teams that he’ll make a full recovery from rotator cuff surgery, however. Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that Foster recently had surgery to repair the injury to his right shoulder.

Foster will not be taking part in drills at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis as a result of the surgery, but that he will meet with teams for interviews during the event. Caplan pegs his recovery timeline at four months, which would leave him ready for training camp if not the tail end of the offseason program.

Foster is one of several Alabama players projected as possible first round picks this season.

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9 Responses to “Reuben Foster out of combine after shoulder surgery”
  1. 6ball says: Feb 13, 2017 11:48 AM

    Several reputable sources had him listed as a top ten pick which is a rarity for a ILB. He seems like a guy who could fortify your run defense overnight.

  2. doubleogator says: Feb 13, 2017 11:52 AM

    Pick # 11 New Orleans Saints

  3. bassplucker says: Feb 13, 2017 12:18 PM

    Still the best ILB prospect in the draft and it’s not even close. Anyone who still thinks Bama LBs are slow thumpers didn’t watch this guy play.

  4. gbatap says: Feb 13, 2017 12:28 PM

    Alabama has also produced quite a few highly drafted LB busts. The bad outweighs the good.

  5. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Feb 13, 2017 12:52 PM

    Saban puts a lot of miles on his players. Many need surgeries shortly after they leave Gumpland. Reggie Ragland last year and now Foster.

  6. jbaxt says: Feb 13, 2017 1:29 PM

    If I were a team I’d pass on him until at least the 28th pick.


    Chiefs fans…

  7. urmomsmyho says: Feb 13, 2017 1:32 PM

    this guy is a beast

  8. ninespot says: Feb 13, 2017 3:03 PM


  9. brady2gronktd says: Feb 13, 2017 4:39 PM

    the same Mensa members calling him a bust also had J Clowney as a bust too im sure..Watch out for Reuben Missile Crisis.

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