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ILB Mason Foster - Chicago Bears

6-1, 245Born: 3-1-1989College: WashingtonDrafted: Round 3

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Summary

Foster looked like he could become one of the better young middle linebackers in the league when he joined the Bucs in 2011. He was soon overshadowed by Lavonte Davis in Tampa, however, and they allowed him to leave in free agency this year. The Bears scooped him up on just a 1-year deal, but he figures to solidify one of their starting ILB jobs. Foster is more experienced and reliable than the other players competing for playing time in Chicago, and that should make him a 3-down player. Although the Bears don't have the talent the 49ers did at ILB, Foster figures to be a focal point of Vic Fangio's new defense and a solid LB3 with upside. (May 21)

FBG Staff Rankings

ILB Redraft - 45, 37, 40, 40, 47
ILB Dynasty - 44, 34, 42

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2012 TB 16 81 24 2.5 0 1 1 1 0
2013 TB 15 62 28 2 1 0 3 7 2
2014 TB 10 40 22 0 0 0 0 3 0
2015 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 72 * * * * * * *
2015 PROJ-Norton 16 78 * * * * * * *

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2015 Schedule

1vs Green Bay Packers
2vs Arizona Cardinals
3@ Seattle Seahawks
4vs Oakland Raiders
5@ Kansas City Chiefs
6@ Detroit Lions
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8vs Minnesota Vikings
9@ San Diego Chargers
10@ St. Louis Rams
11vs Denver Broncos
12@ Green Bay Packers
13vs San Francisco 49ers
14vs Washington Redskins
15@ Minnesota Vikings
16@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
17vs Detroit Lions