Washington activates Foster off PUP, LB reportedly on track for Week 1
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The Washington Football Team activated Reuben Foster off the physically unable to perform list Sunday as the linebacker continues to work his way back from a major knee injury.

Foster tore his ACL, MCL, and LCL last May while also suffering nerve damage. But more than a year after going under the knife, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that he's on track to play Week 1.

Washington claimed the former first-round pick off waivers in November 2018 from the San Francisco 49ers, who cut ties with him after he was arrested and charged with a domestic violence misdemeanor.

The NFL then placed Foster on the commissioner's exempt list while it investigated the matter. The charges against Foster were dropped in January 2019, and he was reinstated last April after the league determined it had no grounds to suspend him. However, he's yet to play in any games with his new club due to injuries.

If healthy, the 26-year-old provides a significant boost to Washington's linebacking corps, which features Thomas Davis, Jon Bostic, Cole Holcomb, and Shaun Dion Hamilton.

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith was out of action for 18 months after suffering a similar injury to Foster during his final campaign at Notre Dame.

Washington activates Foster off PUP, LB reportedly on track for Week 1
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