Reuben Foster’s agent seems to tease that he’s been working to get him camp invite from Miami Dolphins

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The agent of linebacker Reuben Foster appeared to reveal that he’s working to get Foster an invite to training camp with the Miami Dolphins.

Foster, 29, has not played in the NFL since the 2018 season. A first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers, Foster has dealt with off-field issues. He also spent some time with the Washington Commanders in recent years but never appeared in a regular season game for the team.

The Dolphins currently have Jerome Baker and David Long Jr. listed as their starting inside linebackers. It’s unknown if Foster would be able to really push either of the two and earn a roster spot after being out of the NFL for so long.

Duke Riley and Channing Tindall are next up on Miami’s depth chart at inside linebacker right now.

As a rookie, Foster made a big impact with the 49ers in just 10 games of action.

He recorded 72 combined tackles, seven tackles for loss and five quarterback hits while finishing third in the voting for the league’s Defensive Rookie of the Year.

In the 2018 season, Foster appeared in just six games. He made 29 combined tackles and three tackles for loss in those contests, but his season came to an abrupt end.

The 49ers released him during that season after he was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence. It wasn’t the first time in his career that Foster had committed such a crime. Foster had been arrested on charges of felony domestic violence during the previous offseason.

Because of his off-field issues, Foster has not been able to get back on an NFL field, and it makes him a risky player for any team – including the Dolphins – to consider signing.

The Dolphins have previously been interested in Foster, hosting him for a workout last year.

Foster currently plays for the USFL’s Pittsburgh Maulers.

Miami has already made major upgrades to its defense this offseason by trading for cornerback Jalen Ramsey and drafting defensive back Cam Smith in the 2023 NFL Draft.

The team may be better off staying away from Foster and his shaky history rather than bringing him into camp, especially since he’s spent several seasons away from the NFL.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.