The Eagles recently had a member of their organization meet with Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster, a source tells Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com. Philadelphia had already used of their allotted predraft visits on Foster earlier this year, but likely wanted more information on the ‘backer after a serious of off-field incidents.
Foster not only got into a dispute with a hospital worker at the combine, but also failed a drug test in Indianapolis last month. Still, he’s viewed as the draft’s top off-ball linebacker, and is still in first-round consideration. Scouts earlier this year said Foster has a “perfect grade,” so teams will have to weigh his on-field production against potential question marks.
Of course, Foster is also tied to health questions after undergoing shoulder surgery in February. Foster was recently able to show a full range of motion, and he got positive feedback during a shoulder ultrasound today, according to agent Malki Kawa (Instagram link). The Alabama prospect is ahead of schedule and will be ready by training camp, per Kawa.
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