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49ers sign Reuben Foster

AP

The 49ers traded back into the first round to grab linebacker Reuben Foster with the 31st overall pick in April’s draft and now they have him under contract.

Word of the agreement came from the team on Friday afternoon and leaves the Niners with eight of their 10 picks from General Manager John Lynch’s first draft under contract. Like all first-round picks, Foster’s deal is for four years with a 49ers option for a fifth year.

For much of the pre-draft period, Foster was projected to go much higher in the first round but concerns about his shoulder and a diluted drug test at the Scouting Combine helped keep him around until the end of the first night.

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said that the team felt the “worst-case scenario” was that Foster misses some of his rookie year after having shoulder surgery, but Lynch said the expectation is that he’ll be working without limitations in training camp.

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10 Responses to “49ers sign Reuben Foster”
  1. blitzinc43 says: Jun 9, 2017 4:28 PM

    As a close friend of the organization my sources inside the building tell me that they are shockingly very impressed with the level of maturity Rubes shows on a daily bases.

  2. 400marios says: Jun 9, 2017 4:34 PM

    It’s PFT…so I can only imagine there will be an additional story about how Kaepernick is still unsigned.

  3. BraceForImpact says: Jun 9, 2017 5:26 PM

    Should he be able to contribute this season I’ll count his draft selection as a steal. He has great potential and is a dynamic LB just hope he recovers from that shoulder surgery.

    GO NINERS!!!!!

  4. dcpatfan says: Jun 9, 2017 5:44 PM

    …the alt-right has been suprisingly quiet this week…..
    oh…i forgot

  5. dregonspengler says: Jun 9, 2017 6:31 PM

    blitzinc43 says:
    As a close friend of the organization my sources inside the building tell me that they are shockingly very impressed with the level of maturity Rubes shows on a daily bases.

    As a close friend of the organization, my sources tell me that you either have baseball on the brain, or more likely you just don’t know how to spell b-a-s-i-s.

  6. tigershark0052 says: Jun 9, 2017 6:55 PM

    @blitzinc you make your fan base look stupid

  7. tedmurph says: Jun 9, 2017 7:08 PM

    On paper, it looks like the 49ers did a great job in the draft. It looks to me like the Seahawks and Cardinals are on the decline. The future looks bright if they can land the right QB next year.

  8. droppedinagreasefire says: Jun 9, 2017 9:42 PM

    Foster slid hard in the draft due to a shoulder that needs reconstructive surgery. He will not be a factor on the field this year.

  9. joetoronto says: Jun 10, 2017 9:18 AM

    4-12

  10. stucats says: Jun 11, 2017 6:54 PM

    BUM SHOULDER, ENJOY IR NINER NATION!

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