The Washington Redskins were the only team to put in a waiver claim on former 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster.  A move that has raised a few eyebrows given why he was waived by San Francisco.

The Redskins released a statement attempting to justify signing Foster.

After retweeting the announcement that Foster had been signed by the Redskins, the NFL announced that the troubled linebacker had been placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt List, via

Former 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was claimed off waivers by the Redskins on Tuesday days after he was cut by San Francisco following a weekend arrest in Tampa, Florida, on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence battery, Washington announced.

Foster, however, will not be permitted to practice or play in games for the Redskins as the NFL placed him on the Commissioner’s Exempt List while the league reviews his arrest.

Pursuant to the personal-conduct policy, “A player is is placed on Commissioner Exempt List may not practice or attend games, but with the club’s permission he may be present at the club’s facility on a reasonable basis for meetings, individual workouts, therapy and rehabilitation, and other permitted non-football activities.”

Way to stay on top of things.  Why did it take a team claiming Foster off of waivers to get the NFL to decide to take look at allegations that one of their players slapped a woman?