Mason Foster has inked a new deal with the Washington Redskins and the world is a happy place. Foster sent out a tweet of him smiling with a pen in hand with the caption “Hail Gang”.
Foster’s deal is for two years, worth $4 million. With incentives, he could make up to $7 million on the deal.
This does not come as a surprise as Foster has told several fans via social media that he wanted to play for the Redskins but was waiting on the right deal to come along. On January 18, Foster sent out a tweet that had everyone wondering if a deal was getting done.
Return Of The Wolf🐺 pic.twitter.com/iPRyhdr8UU
— Mason_Foster (@Mason_Foster) January 18, 2018
The tweet could have been just him telling everyone he was clear to return from his shoulder injury. Foster had been playing with a torn labrum in his shoulder since the second quarter of the Redskins Week 2 game at the Rams, a victory he sealed with an interception.
That did not stop fans from responding to Foster’s tweet about him possibly getting a deal done on that day.
— Devin R (@OutlawStar96) January 19, 2018
U back in burgundy and gold? #HTTR
— Paul Robinson (@avfcrobbo19) January 18, 2018
Does that mean we resigned you to a new contract with the @Redskins ?
— Mark (@RDSKN71) January 19, 2018
Spoiler alert: He did not re-sign with Washington on that day, but on January 25, he did.
The news of the Redskins bringing back Foster possibly eliminates the future plans of Will Compton with the Redskins. With such little money being spent on Foster on this new deal, it should still open the door for the Redskins to make a move on Zach Brown.
Brown, 28, led the league throughout majority of the season in tackles but due to missing some of the final games in the regular season, he finished ninth in the tackle category with 43 assisted, 84 total and 127 combined tackles, per ESPN.
Foster sent out a series of tweets earlier in the season showing his displeasure with the front office and the organization on how things were handled about his injury situation, but when fans starting to interact with him via social media, he then came back on Twitter a little while later and stated all was well.
Foster finished the season with 31 tackles, half a sack and an interception.
“I want to leave my mark in D.C. before I walk away from football.”
That is a strong quote and a strong message to Redskins fans on how Foster feels. Quite simply, he will have two more years to leave his mark.