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Mason Foster

25-Year-Old Linebacker – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2013 Defensive Stats

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92

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3

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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:  262.14

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  7

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

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Mason Foster Contract Information:

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

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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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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
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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Snap Count Stats

716

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Mason Foster was on the field for 716 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

66

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Mason Foster was on the field for 66 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2012 741 167
2013 716 66

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Mason Foster 2013 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 @NYJ 63 5 8 7 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 NO 34 6 7 3 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NE 53 6 8 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Ari 58 3 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 BYE Bye Week
6 Phi 50 5 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Atl 41 5 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Car 63 6 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Sea 59 6 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Mia 41 3 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Atl 25 1 3 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Det
13 @Car 55 5 11 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Buf 53 2 9 7 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 SF 69 8 7 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @StL 52 5 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @NO 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
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Weight:   242 lbs
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Mason Foster: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Foster racked up nine tackles in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

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Foster (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against Carolina.

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Foster (concussion) is probable for Sunday's game against Carolina.

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Foster (concussion) returned to practice Wednesday, the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Foster (concussion) will not play against Detroit on Sunday, Tampa Bay Times writer Joe Smith reports.

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Foster (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday.

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Foster suffered a concussion during Sunday's game against the Falcons and will not return, the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud reports.

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Foster (elbow) had six tackles in the victory versus the Dolphins on Monday night.

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Foster (toe) is listed as active for Sunday's game against New England.

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Foster (toe) is probable for Sunday's game against New England.

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Foster (toe) was upgraded to a full practice participant Thursday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Foster (toe) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Jenna Laine of the Sports Xchange reports.

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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.