“This is not a message I would want to send to the larger DC community, and certainly not in the middle of a season when we still think we chance at the playoffs… Why create this mess? It doesn’t make sense.”
-- Clay Travis.
The Redskins sent shockwaves across the NFL when they became the lone franchise to put in a waiver claim for embattled former first-round pick Reuben Foster just days after he was released by the 49ers because of domestic violence charges.
Foster was the 31st pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and was selected to the Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team a season ago, and had appeared in six games in 2018 before he was arrested in Tampa the night before the 49ers played the Buccaneers last weekend.
Even though Clay Travis believes everyone deserves second chances, he finds it peculiar that the Redskins, already the league’s most controversial team because of their polarizing namesake, would make such an effort to acquire a player that is suspended indefinitely and will be inactive for the rest of the season.
If Foster’s talents exceeded his problems, which Clay believes they do, why didn’t the Redskins just wait out the investigation and then sign Foster in the offseason and avoid the PR nightmare from a Washington DC community that is already extremely progressive to begin with?
Listen to the full audio below as Clay says he doesn’t see anything positive coming from Foster’s acquisition with the team about to enter into the season's most pivotal stretch.