The Dallas Cowboys They are increasing the number of receivers in their ranks by hiring Robert Foster for the practice team, according to the SportsTrust agency. This comes after Michael Gallup was placed on the disabled list, which will keep the receiver out for at least three games. It is estimated that Gallup He will be outcast for three to five weeks with a sprained calf, according to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News.
Foster came to the NFL after four years at the University of Alabama. The catcher signed as a free agent with the Bills and had his best year in his rookie season at Buffalo. Foster had 27 receptions for 541 yards and three touchdowns in 2018. The catcher played one more season at Buffalo before joining Washington in 2020. Foster only played four games for Washington, racking up two receptions for 37 yards.
Foster was highly praised by Nick Saban
In Alabama, there were several talented receivers with priority over Foster, but the receiver managed to make a good impression. During an interview in December 2018 with Matthew Fairburn, de The Athletic, Foster’s agent, Ben Setas, spoke of how highly regarded he was by Nick Saban and the rest of the Alabama coaches.
“It was very difficult to cover it,” said Setas. “I remember Eddie Jackson (Bears defensive back) saying, ‘I’d rather cover Amari (Cooper) or another receiver than Robert Foster.’ Coach Saban used to say it all the time at coaches meetings: ‘I’ve never seen anyone dominate a defense so much on the practice team like this guy. You have to find a way to bend it. ‘ It was evident in training.
Wilson is expected to be the substitute with the most chances after Gallup’s injury.
Still, Foster has a long way to go to play in Dallas, but on the positive side, he’s a low-risk signing. The player with the most chances with Gallup out is Cedric Wilson.
“With Cowboys catcher Michael Gallup out of action (twins) for a few weeks, catcher Cedric Wilson is the backup who will benefit the most. Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore has confidence in him. “He is ready for everything. They saw him play on Thursday night when it was his turn to come in, and I don’t think the difference was noticed.
Gallup will be out for at least three weeks after being placed on the disabled list
After being put on the disabled list, Gallup will miss at least three weeks under NFL rules. It will be interesting to see if Foster is added to the 53-man roster during Gallup’s absence.
The Cowboys are also dealing with various COVID-related issues. Zach Martin is once again part of the 53-man roster and everything indicates that he will be able to play against the Chargers in the second week. Martin was sidelined during the first game against the Bucs after testing positive for COVID-19.
“The Cowboys have activated Zach Martin and backup Brandon Knight after being on the reserve / COVID-19 list. In turn, they added defensive lineman Randy Gregory to the roster, making his appearance against the Chargers doubtful. “ ESPN’s Todd Archer tweeted. “Catcher Michael Gallup (twins) has been added to the disabled list, which will sideline him for at least three games.
This is the original version of Heavy.com by Austin Boyd