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ASHBURN Joe Theismann Jersey , Va. (AP) — After deciding to give Reuben Foster an immediate second chance following his domestic violence arrest, the Washington Redskins say they’ll continue to investigate the 24-year-old’s legal problems and are making no assurances he’ll ever play for them given the obstacles he must clear to return.Foster is currently on the NFL’s Commissioner Exempt list and cannot play in games or practice following his arrest Saturday night at the San Francisco 49ers’ team hotel in Tampa. He has been charged with one count of first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence.Washington was the only team to put in a claim for Foster after the 49ers released him Monday, the league’s latest example of an organization looking past off-field issues for potential on-field production.Coach Jay Gruden acknowledged Wednesday the Redskins must deal with the public criticism of adding Foster so soon after his arrest, But the coach isn’t sure the second-year linebacker will actually ever suit up for Washington.“We accept, obviously, the questions, but we want to let the process play out and see what happens and get to the bottom of it,” Gruden said. “There’s no guarantee he’s ever going to play here, to be honest with you. He’s got a lot of work to do — personally, with the team, with the NFL, with himself — before he even thinks about playing football again.”Foster was arrested on a domestic violence charge last spring. Though those charges were dropped, Foster served a two-game suspension to begin this season for his arrest on a gun charge and for misdemeanor marijuana possession.San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan, who was Washington’s offensive coordinator from 2010-2013, said he was a little surprised a team claimed Foster. Gruden said it was a “team decision” made with president Bruce Allen and senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams.“At the end of the day we decided to make the move, and we’ll deal with the outcry, so to speak,” Gruden said. “But for the most part, this is a young athlete, a young person who got himself into some trouble, and we want to find out exactly what happened.”Gruden said after practice Wednesday the organization did not speak to the woman involved in the incident. He did say the Redskins spoke “a little bit” to Tampa police and would continue to look into Foster’s situation at the same time as the NFL holds its investigation.Nick Saban, Foster’s coach at Alabama, said he has not talked to the linebacker and doesn’t know much about his situation.“Anything that we can do to help Reuben or support Reuben in any way, I think he knows we’re here for him,” Saban said. “I love to see our guys make good choices and decisions and do the right things. Hopefully people can help Reuben do that in the future so he can have an outstanding career, but I have not talked to him.”Helen Jefferson Lenskyj, a University of Toronto professor emerita who has studied violence against women by athletes, said it’s common for teams to suspend judgment on a player in situations such as this.“In a very lucrative team professional sport like football, I’m not too surprised,” she said. “And it happens so frequently there’s sort of a pattern where we’ll wait until the facts are all in, we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt Sonny Jurgensen Jersey , we don’t want to destroy his career, there’s always two sides to the story — endless excuses.”Williams said in a statement the Redskins spoke to former Alabama teammates of Foster’s before signing him. Washington has seven ex-Crimson Tide players who were teammates of Foster’s at Alabama, but two of them said they were not asked about Foster by Allen, Williams or Gruden.“I didn’t talk to Bruce or anybody about it,” safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix said. “You’ve got to speak with the organization, the guys that are above me, on that decision. But as a human being, as a person that wants to provide for his family and make the right decisions, just got to learn from your mistakes.”Defensive lineman Jonathan Allen said he wasn’t consulted by the front office, either, and added that he could only talk about Foster’s character based on his personal interactions with him in college.“I’ve never had a problem. I’ve never seen any problems out of him,” Allen said. “He’s a great person. But I don’t know the whole details of the situation, so I can’t really speak about that. But from my experiences, it’s been good.”Rookie linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton said he was happy for the addition of Foster, but declined comment on whether he was asked by team brass about his former Alabama teammate.The Redskins are facing similar criticism to what the Dallas Cowboys received for signing linebacker Greg Hardy in 2015 after his domestic violence case. The Redskins also signed linebacker Junior Galette in 2016 after the New Orleans Saints released him following a domestic violence arrest, a charge that was later dismissed.Gruden said the team could have waited and signed Foster later, but didn’t want to chance another team signing him.Foster’s future with the team is unclear.Boston University professor Emily Rothman, who has published more than three dozen studies on interpersonal violence, said she hopes that during the ongoing NFL investigation that the woman involved has a say in what happens next.“Really the best person to go to is the survivor and the people supporting the survivor,” Rothman said. “And that should be done consistently. Now, what the fallout is? In some cases, suspension might be the right thing. In other cases, it might not be because the situation really can vary.”The Redskins took on Foster, whose rookie contract runs through 2020, in the hopes that he can help them on the field at some point. There’s no timeframe for him to be able to contribute, and Gruden knows the team gets “nothing” out of the move if Foster is found guilty.“We understand that there’s a lot of things that he’s gone through, and there’s some issues there,” Gruden said. “We’re going to let the NFL take their time and do the right thing with the investigation, as are we. And we’ll go from there.” ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Long before Alex Smith and Adrian Peterson joining the Redskins was ever a possibility, Trent Williams made up Hogs 2.0 T-shirts for Washington’s offensive linemen.The original “Hogs” offensive line paved the way for three Super Bowl titles Doug Williams Jersey , so this group has a long way to go before they can be compared to that group.But with Williams at left tackle, Shawn Lauvao at left guard, Chase Roullier at center, Brandon Scherff at right guard and Morgan Moses at right tackle, the Redskins have a group that could continue bulldozing the way to victories this season.“Their versatility is the key,” coach Jay Gruden said. “They can run, they can pull, they’re strong at the point of attack and they’re pretty athletic. You can have a lot of versatility there.”Versatility helped the Williams-led line bully the Arizona Cardinals in run-blocking and pass-protection, something it’ll try to do again Sunday in the home opener against the Indianapolis Colts.Smith put up 255 yards passing in Week 1 and Peterson, Chris Thompson and the rest of Washington’s ground game rushed for 182 yards in the kind of balanced showing Williams always believed could happen as long as all five starters are healthy.“I’ve been saying the whole time that our biggest issue is just getting everybody on the field,” Williams said. “I feel like when we have everybody on the field, we’re more than confident that we can handle whatever job the coaches ask us to do.“Obviously having everybody out there, when we’ve been out there in the past, we’ve done pretty good with a balanced offense, with running the ball and passing the ball.”The Redskins ran the ball 42 times and attempted to pass 33 times at Arizona, a balance Gruden would love to keep up. The offensive line’s equal proportion of being good in the run and pass games makes that possible.But no one’s quite sure why the Redskins’ line is almost equally good in each aspect. Offensive line coach Bill Callahan has linemen work a long time after practice, which gives them extra time to work together and improve any weakness.“That just allows us to get little things polished up here or there,” Roullier said. “Any little extra work you can get on your little fundamental techniques and whatnot, that’s going to help you every day while you’re out there.”Other than Roullier replacing Spencer Long in the middle, this is the same starting offensive line Washington had to begin last season. Lauvao was re-signed after the draft and plugged back in, and the unit’s continuity has been on display.Peterson said after one preseason game he can’t wait to run behind this offensive line, and Smith has learned firsthand just what it can do to protect him and give him some room to run.“I’ve been really impressed with those guys,” Smith said. “I feel like they can do just about everything. They take a lot of pride in being able to do a lot. They don’t get pigeonholed as a single player or as a group. They can do it all: They’re good in space, they can pound it, they’re good in pass pro. I think that’s a strength not only of theirs but obviously ours as an offense and a team.”Of course, the line is only the start of the offense’s success. Williams gives a lot of credit for Washington’s balance to Peterson and Thompson for making linemen look good.“It makes our job easy because you got two dynamic rushers who can really take the ball all the way no matter what part of the field you’re on and are pretty prolific coming out of the backfield,” Williams said. “Having those guys clicking like they were, it does make the O-line’s job easier, it makes the quarterback’s job easier and it makes the coaches’ job easier.”NOTES: Gruden said WR Trey Quinn (ankle) was also placed on injured reserve along with Cam Sims. Each player had ankle surgery and could be healthy in six or seven weeks. … WR Jehu Chesson was elevated from the practice squad to replace Quinn on the 53-man roster. … WR Maurice Harris (concussion) could miss the Colts game, making recently signed Brian Quick more likely to be active.

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