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49ers Reuben Foster wants to return in sweet fashion

Linebacker Reuben Foster really, really, really wants to play for the first time since the 49ers season opener. How bad? As desperate as a kid at your door on Halloween.
“I hope the doctors officially clear me, but I don’t know,” Foster said Thursday. “Hopefully they see, you know, a child in me, like, ‘Want a candy?’
“I want some candy. Let me have some candy.”

#49ers Reuben Foster really wants to play … as bad as a kid wanting candy
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Foster, a first-round draft pick, sustained a high-ankle sprain 11 snaps into his NFL debut. He resumed practicing on Wednesday, impressing defensive coordinator Robert Saleh with how flawless he was in terms of communications and assignments.
“I’ve been ready, but I wasn’t ready,” Foster said. “I’m ready and whatever the doctors say goes.”
Foster’s return won’t mean NaVorro Bowman is leaving the starting lineup, Saleh added. Rather, Foster likely will be mixed back into the weak-side linebacker role with Ray-Ray Armstrong, who’s improved in recent games in place of Foster.
Bowman, for the first time in his career, came out a couple series last game as the coaches wanted to keep him fresh, much to the eighth-year veteran’s dismay.
“I would expect Bowman to be the most angry human being on earth,” Saleh said. “I’d expect nothing else. I’d expect him to fight tooth and nail to come off the field, and I’d expect him to fight tooth and nail to go back on the field.
“That’s why Bowman is a special player and has been fantastic through his career. It is not uncomfortable (subbing him), because we’re all men, all professionals and all have jobs to do. No doubt, Bo will perform at great lengths as all our defense will if we can get our snaps down.”

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