Buffalo Bills: Robert Foster remains a player to keep an eye on

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The Buffalo Bills have a wide open competition at the wide receiver position and Robert Foster remains a name to keep in mind this summer.

Buffalo Bills minicamp was a time for players all over the roster to shine and make a name for themselves.

Undrafted free agent Robert Foster is a player who fans must keep in mind throughout the summer.

The rookie receiver comes to Buffalo from Alabama, which is never a bad sign. He even got to line up with the first-team offense in minicamp.

But a further look at that headline shows that he isn’t a starter just yet.

Minicamp is not a time for bold roster moves, but Foster is certainly a player who could earn significant playing time in 2018. Our Stephen McCarthy wrote about how Foster could be a diamond in the rough for the Bills to help improve a lackluster receiving corps.

Foster stands 6-foot-2, according to his draft profile, and is coming off a college career in which he only hauled in a combined 35 passes in four seasons. Yet he has 4.41 speed and is clearly doing enough so far to warrant some attention from the Bills coaching staff.

The rookie has the advantage of landing on a team where his chances of making the roster are just as good as about anyone else’s at his position. Kelvin Benjamin and Zay Jones are sure things to make the roster, but the rest of the available spots are open for the taking.

Foster also has the advantage of being brought in by this current regime. He wasn’t drafted, but Brandon Beane still saw enough to give the rookie a shot. If he plays equally as well as some veterans on the roster, Foster may get that roster spot due to his potential. There is nothing better in the eyes of talent evaluators than potential.

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It is time for another slow offseason period, but keep Foster in mind once training camp begins. He could be one of the first preseason All-Stars in 2018.