January 3, 2013

Foster Reaches Agreement with Raiders for 2013

KINGSTON, R.I. – Former Rhode Island offensive lineman Jason Foster has signed a reserve/futures contract with the Oakland Raiders, the team announced Wednesday.

When a player signs a reserve/futures contract, it means they are being signed for the upcoming season, even though that season has not officially begun as outlined by the NFL. Players who were not on an active roster in 2012 are eligible to be signed to such contracts.

Foster spent the final two months of the 2012 regular season on Oakland's eight-man practice squad. He joined the Raiders in late October. He originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the Indianapolis Colts and went to training camp with the team, but was cut in August.

A second-team All-CAA selection in 2011, Foster was a four-year starter for the Rams. A team captain during his senior season, Foster manned the left tackle spot from the time he arrived as a freshman. He was a two-time all-conference honoree at tackle, but is a guard for the Raiders.