Redskins re-sign MLB Mason Foster; finished season on IR
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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Middle linebacker Mason Foster has re-signed with the Washington Redskins.
The team announced the deal on Thursday.
Foster went on injured reserve in late October and had surgery on his right shoulder.
He had been playing with a torn labrum in his shoulder since the first half of Washington's victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2. Foster sealed that win with an interception.
In a series of tweets when he was put on IR, Foster appeared to criticize some in the organization for the handling of his injury. He posted a message saying business is business and "they don't care about us," while defending coaches, trainers and teammates and adding that former general manager Scot McCloughan "wouldn't have done me like that."
Foster joined the Redskins as a free agent in Week 4 of the 2015 season.
He has appeared in 91 regular-season NFL games, including 76 starts, since being draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2011.
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Updated January 25, 2018