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Mason Foster

25-Year-Old Linebacker – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Foster was mentioned this offseason as a candidate to be replaced in Tampa Bay's starting lineup, but it appears the Buccaneers will stick with him for another year after declining to add competition ...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  7

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 242   DOB: 3/1/1989  College: Washington  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Mason Foster Contract Information:

Signed by the Bucs in July of 2011 (four-year deal).

November 9, 2014  –  Mason Foster News

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Foster recorded nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.

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Mason Foster NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2011 22 TB 16 83 57 26 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2012 23 TB 16 104 80 24 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2013 24 TB 15 92 63 29 2 7 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 25 TB 8 54 35 19 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Mason Foster – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Inside Linebacker
  1. Mason Foster
  2. Dane Fletcher
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Snap Count Stats

433

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Mason Foster was on the field for 433 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Mason Foster was on the field for 4 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 741 167
2013 716 66
2014 433 4
Mason Foster 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Car 68 0 9 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 StL 25 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Atl
4 @Pit
5 @NO
6 Bal 66 0 8 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 BYE Bye Week
8 Min 69 2 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Cle 67 1 7 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Atl 66 0 9 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Was 72 1 5 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Chi 0 0 8 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Cin
14 @Det
15 @Car
16 GB
17 NO

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Mason Foster  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 2"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   242 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.75 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.45 sec
POOR
Cone Drill:   7.14 sec
AVERAGE
Arm Length:   31.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.63 in
AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   31 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   110 in
POOR
Bench Press:   22 reps
AVERAGE
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team Injury Report
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Da'Quan Bowers  Inact
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Crezdon Butler  Inact
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Robert Herron  Inact
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Mason Foster: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Foster (shoulder) is listed as active Sunday against the Ravens, Scott Smith of the Bucs' official site reports.

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Foster (shoulder) is probable for Sunday's game against Baltimore.

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Foster (shoulder) won't play Sunday at New Orleans, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Foster (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against New Orleans.

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Foster practiced in a limited capacity each day this week, so he seems to have a real chance of returning to the field for Tampa. He had nine tackles in Week 1.
Foster (shoulder) is out for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.

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Foster (shoulder) is listed as inactive for Thursday night's game against the Falcons.

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Foster (shoulder) did not practice Tuesday, Buccaneers.com reports.

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Foster dislocated his shoulder Sunday and is expected to miss time because of the injury, making Tuesday's absence from practice not really surprising. With him out, the Buccaneers endure yet another defensive injury and will consequently send in Dane Fletcher at middle linebacker ahead of Thursday's game against the Falcons.
Foster dislocated his shoulder during Sunday's defeat to the Rams, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Foster left Sunday's game against the Rams with a shoulder injury and will not return, Jenna Laine of FOX Sports 1 reports.

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Foster is expected to start at middle linebacker but may have some competition in the form of offseason acquisition Dane Fletcher, ESPN.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Foster certainly had a better sophomore campaign (105 tackles) than his rookie year, when his tackle total (84) was a disappointment. Expect him to post similar - if not slightly better - numbers across the board in 2013, making him an IDP-league consideration.

2012

After an extremely productive college career at Washington and positive early reviews from the Buccaneers, Foster was largely a flop as a starting middle linebacker in his rookie year. He finished with 83 tackles and two sacks, which is not quite what the Bucs were looking for when they gave him the job. He will be back this year to improve on those numbers, and should be in good position to do so with a his first full offseason to prepare.

2011

Foster was a superb college player who should be a big-time IDP whenever he gets a starting spot in Tampa’s defense. If Barrett Ruud doesn't return, Foster has a great shot at starting at middle linebacker as a rookie for the Buccaneers this year. In that case, consider moving Foster as high as the top-20. He finished his senior season at Washington with an absurd total of 162 tackles (105 solo) in just 13 games, and that's not to mention the 14 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks.