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Former Alabama WR Robert Foster reunites with Brian Daboll in signing to the Giants

Robert Foster (#16) scores a touchdown for Buffalo Bills in 2018 versus Detroit Lions
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Brian Daboll is getting a wide receiver he had at Alabama as the new head coach of the New York Giants.

Robert Foster signed with the team today, according to SportsTrust Advisors. Foster’s agency put the news out on Twitter as the 27-year-old joins his new team. Foster arrived in the Crimson Tide’s 2013 recruiting class as a five-star from Pennsylvania.

Robert Foster runs with the ball for a touchdown in 2017 for Alabama vs. Colorado State

Sep 16, 2017; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Robert Foster (1) catches a pass and carries it for a touchdown during the second quarter against Colorado State Rams at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Injuries prevented him from becoming impactful, but the speedy receiver did catch 14 passes for 174 yards and one touchdown in 2017 under Daboll as offensive coordinator. The 6-foot-2, 196-pounder clocked a time of 4.41 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine. He was not selected in the NFL Draft, but Foster has carved a decent career. He spent two seasons with the Buffalo Bills (2018-19) and one year in Washington (2020). He bounced around on the practice squads for the Green Bay Packers (2020), Miami Dolphins (2021), and Dallas Cowboys (2021). Foster has 32 catches for 642 yards and three touchdowns.

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We will see if the reunion of Foster and Daboll helps the receiver become a playmaker in the pros.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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