LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have re-signed linebacker Mason Foster. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Foster (6-1, 250) originally entered the NFL as a third-round selection (84th overall) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2011 NFL Draft. He joined the Redskins as a free agent in Week 4 of the 2015 season, appearing in 13 games during the team’s 2015 NFC East title run.
For his career, Foster has played in 91 regular season games with 76 starts, compiling 528 tackles (374 solo), 16 passes defensed, 7.5 sacks, six interceptions (including two returned for touchdowns), four forced fumbles and four fumbles recovered. Despite being limited to 34 games, his 187 tackles (134 solo) since joining the Redskins in 2015 are the third-most by a member of the Redskins in that time frame.
Foster played collegiately at Washington, totaling 378 career tackles (241 solo), 10.5 sacks, 15 passes defensed, eight forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and four interceptions for the Huskies. In 2010, he served as a team captain and finished first in the Pac-10 and second in the nation with 163 tackles.
Foster, 28, attended Seaside (Calif.) H.S., where he was named the Monterey County Player of the Year by the Monterey Herald after playing both linebacker and quarterback. He was born March 1, 1989.