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Colts Reportedly Work Out Former 49ers Hybrid Safety Evan Foster

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According to NFL Beat Writer Aaron Wilson, former San Francisco 49ers linebacker/safety Evan Foster worked out for the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday:

Foster was signed by the 49ers in mid-August of 2020, but he was later waived as part of the team’s final 53-man roster cuts just a few weeks later in early September.

The 6’0”, 215 pound hybrid safety was a 3-year starter for the Syracuse Orange (2017-19), recording 232 tackles (139 solo), 2.0 tackles for loss, a sack, 4 passes defensed, and 2 fumble recoveries during 37 starts collegiately.

For what it’s worth, the Colts’ safety room is pretty crowded already with Khari Willis and Julian Blackmon entrenched as starters, and the team having signed veteran Sean Davis and selected Shawn Davis recently in the 2021 NFL Draft (boy, that’s going to get confusing)—among other safeties already competing for final roster spots.

Not to mention, special teams standout George Odum also plays safety by trade.

That being said, Colts general manager Chris Ballard likes to churn in and out players through workouts weekly, so that Indianapolis can potentially find a diamond in the rough or in case injuries deplete the roster at a certain position later on.

It’s possible that Foster could be signing as additional training camp depth and for the preseason, but he’d be a considerable longshot to make the Colts’ final 53-man roster.