The San Francisco 49ers received some good news regarding rookie linebacker Reuben Foster who was held out of OTAs.
According to Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee, Foster is expected to be a full participant in training camp after giving his surgically repaired shoulder time to mend. Foster tumbled down in the 2017 NFL Draft due to injury concerns, and was selected 31st overall.
Foster had rotator cuff surgery in February that “didn’t take” according to an ESPN report. Prior to selecting Foster, it was reported by Peter King of Sports Illustrated, that general manager John Lynch discussed the linebacker’s shoulder injury with trainer Jeff Ferguson.
The Alabama product tallied 211 total tackles, resulting in 23 losses and seven sacks during his three seasons in college. Following the draft, Foster participated in individual drills in May and June.
Now, Foster is on course to battle fellow linebacker Malcolm Smith for the opportunity to line up opposite veteran NaVorro Bowman at linebacker.