5 free-agent LBs for the Panthers to consider after Shaq Thompson scare

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Reuben Foster

  • 2020 team – Washington Football Team

This would be a high-risk move by the Carolina Panthers. Reuben Foster has had injuries and off-the-field concerns throughout his time in the league so far, leaving him without a team and his career hanging by a thread.

It appeared as if the Washington Football Team were willing to take a chance on the linebacker last spring. Things did not go according to plan and Foster was eventually put on the reserve/injured list to end his campaign early.

Washington didn’t end up bringing him back, which was a pretty easy decision to make considering how strong their defense is. Foster is once again in limbo as he looks for better fortune, although time is well and truly running out for the former first-round pick out of Alabama.

As it stands right now, Foster is a draft bust.

But the Panthers have shown a willingness to take chances on players such as this since Matt Rhule took over as head coach.

From a physical standpoint, Foster has everything going for him. His rookie campaign with the San Francisco 49ers left plenty of reasons to be encouraged, but things haven’t exactly gone smoothly ever since.

There’s no harm in taking a look at Foster. Although he’s not exactly got the best reputation.