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Reuben Foster plans to meet with teams in wake of combine incident

One NFL GM believes Reuben Foster is the best player in the NFL Draft.
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After being sent home early from the NFL Scouting Combine, Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster has some explaining to do, and he’s hoping to resolve NFL teams’ concerns Tuesday.

Foster, who was sent home early after an incident involving a hospital worker, will meet with teams for three hours on Tuesday, the day before Alabama’s pro day, NFL.com reported.

Foster was widely viewed as a top-10 pick before the confrontation, which reportedly occurred after Foster became frustrated with a long wait at a medical examination. He plans to speak with teams from 5-8 p.m. in the linebacker meeting room at the Alabama football offices in Tuscaloosa.

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Malki Kawa, Foster’s agent, sent a letter to all 32 NFL teams stating that Foster had apologized for missing interviews at the combine and would answer teams’ questions.

Foster will not be able to work out at pro day as he recovers from shoulder surgery, but how he handles the inquiries from teams about his combine will go a long way toward determining whether the odd event harms his draft stock.

In its first post-combine mock draft, Sports Illustrated dropped Foster to the No. 27 pick.

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