Robert Foster looks to add depth to a depleted receiving group
The Washington Football Team was already down wide receiver Steven Sims, Jr. heading into their game against the New York Giants.
Washington was down to three healthy receivers with an expectation they would add one to their roster.
The news came down tonight that Washington is signing Robert Foster off of the Green Bay Packers practice squad:
Source: The Washington Football Team is expected to sign former Alabama wide receiver Robert Foster.
Will be signed to the team's active roster. He'd spent the beginning part of this season on the Packers practice squad after two seasons with the Bills.
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) October 21, 2020
Who is Robert Foster?
Robert Foster was an undrafted in the 2018 draft out of Alabama. He was signed by the Buffalo Bills where he played 16 games in two seasons with his rookie year being the most productive with 27 receptions for 541 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Foster was released by the Bills on cutdown day in 2020 where he ultimately landed on the Packers practice squad.
Per Pro Football Reference, Robert had a Yards Before Catch Reception (YBC/R) of 13.9 indicating that Buffalo liked to use him on deeper routes. He is also able to stretch the field vertically and can help free some space for Terry McLaurin and Dontrelle Inman.
With all of the injuries piling up for Washington, we should also see an increase in snap share for Cam Sims who caught the potential game tying touchdown against the Giants.