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Former Central Valley WR Robert Foster Signs Deal With New York Giants

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Central Valley star Robert Foster enrolled at Alabama as a five-star wide receiver out of high school, but his time in Tuscaloosa didn’t exactly go as planned.

Despite two College Football Playoff national championships, Foster’s time at Alabama largely went under the radar after a season-ending injury as a sophomore. However, he worked his way to the NFL, and now he’s earned another chance.

Foster has signed a free agent deal with the New York Giants, SportsTrust Advisors, Foster’s agency, announced on Twitter.

Foster signed with the Buffalo Bills after going undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft, and he immediately made an impact with a 27 catch, 541-yard, three-touchdown season with the Bills in 2018 as a rookie.

However, his playing time dwindled in 2019, and he made a minimal impact with the Washington Football Team in 2020. Foster spent time with the Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys in 2021, but he was cut by the Cowboys earlier this month.

With 32 receptions for 642 yards and three touchdowns, at 20 yards per reception, in his brief NFL career, Foster has provided a tall (6-foot-2, 190-pound frame), speedy threat for NFL teams. Foster caught 35 balls for 389 yards and three touchdowns during his time at Alabama — while competing with Amari Cooper, Calvin Ridley, O.J. Howard and others for targets.

New Giants head coach Brian Daboll, who was Foster’s offensive coordinator at Alabama and in Buffalo, could look to reignite Foster’s rookie success on a Giants’ team that isn’t exactly brimming with offensive weapons.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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