Former URI Offensive Lineman Jason Foster Signed by Raiders

Ken Bell

kbell@abc6.com

URI news release…

KINGSTON, R.I. – Former Rhode Island offensive lineman Jason Foster is
getting another shot in the NFL after he signed with the Oakland Raiders
practice squad Wednesday, the team announced Wednesday.

To make
room for Foster, the Raiders released cornerback Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, a
former fourth-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys. Foster originally signed
as an undrafted free agent with the Indianapolis Colts and went to
training camp with the team, but was cut in August. After visiting Rhode
Island last weekend for Homecoming, Foster returned to Oakland for a
workout earlier this week, and officially joined the team today.

A
second-team All-CAA selection in 2011, Foster was a four-year starter
for the Rams. A team captain during his senior season, Foster manned the
left tackle spot from the time he arrived as a freshman. He was a
two-time all-conference honoree at tackle, but is a guard for the
Raiders, and has been assigned jersey No. 62, according to his player
profile on Raiders.com.

Foster joins former Rhody teammate Matt
Hansen in the NFL. Hansen is with the Atlanta Falcons, the organization
that signed him as an undrafted free agent a year ago.