Oct 3, 2011; Tampa, FL, USA; Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Eric Foster (68) reacts as he is carted off the field after injuring his leg against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Fernando Medina-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears sign defensive tackle Eric Foster

One man gets released, another one gets brought in immediately.

The Chicago Bears wasted no time finding Jamaal Anderson’s replacement on the roster by signing 28 year old defensive tackle Eric Foster.

Foster hasn’t played in a game since early 2011 with the Indianapolis Colts after he dislocated his right ankle. He started 18 games and racked up six sacks for the Colts from 2008-2011 but shouldn’t be expected to remain on the Chicago Bears roster for that long.

He injured his ankle during a Monday Night Football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 3rd of 2011. During the final minutes of that game, Tyler Brayton rolled onto Foster’s ankle causing his foot to turn in the wrong direction, eventually dislocating the ankle.

Foster underwent surgery the following day to repair the bone and missed the rest of the 2011-2012 season.

On June 7th of this year, he signed with the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts after missing the entire 2012 season.

Foster has 117 tackles and six sacks in his professional career. Not sure what it is with Chicago and their obsession with players who have missed entire seasons due to serious injuries, but I guess everybody deserves a second shot in this league.

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