The team will place Foster on waivers Monday morning, and he is not expected to be claimed, which would make him a free agent on Tuesday. This latest incident comes after he was arrested on felony charges of domestic violence in the off-season from a February incident. At the time, the 49ers as an organization stood by Foster, but did make it clear when saying that any further incidents for him would most likely lead to him being released.
And that he was on Sunday, as the organization released a statement on the situation, calling the move a "tough decision" but said it was "in the best interest of our organization." This comes after a long list of similar incidents involving Foster, which has finally become too much for San Francisco to deal with.
The linebacker hadn't played in the previous two games due to a hamstring injury, and was listed as questionable for Sunday's game. He appeared in 16 games in over two seasons since the 49ers selected him with the 31st overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. He had 101 tackles and three pass breakups on the field, but will now focus on his life off the field, and the many legal issues that come with it.