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Reuben Foster status for offseason workout program is TBD

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We’ll find out more on Monday.

The San Francisco 49ers report for their voluntary offseason workout program on Monday, and the biggest question right now is the status of linebacker Reuben Foster.

Foster was formally charged on Friday with three felonies and a misdemeanor, including felony domestic violence. The charges are related to an incident in February. The team has said they will wait and see on how this plays out, and they continued in that vein on Thursday. They released a statement in which they said, “Reuben is aware that his place in our organization is under great scrutiny and will depend on what is learned through the legal process.”

The NFL is currently investigating Foster’s situation. There is no timeline on when they will finish the investigation, but in the meantime, NFL Media reporter Jim Trotter tweeted that Foster is NOT a candidate for the Commissioner’s Exempt list until the investigation is complete.

That means Foster could report for the offseason program on Monday with the rest of the team. The question is whether or not the 49ers will want him to show up. Ian Rapoport said on Thursday that he would be surprised if Foster was in the 49ers building until this is resolved.

“I’d be surprised if we see Reuben Foster in the 49ers building until this is resolved. They have voluntary offseason conditioning that starts Monday or Tuesday, so my expectation is for him to stay away until this goes a little forward.”

That does not read like, “team sources tell me,” or anything of that nature. On the other hand, Matt Maiocco said he expects Foster to be at the program. The 49ers statement earlier today would not suggest any follow-up comments for the time being, so we’ll see what Monday brings.