Mason Foster LB TB 2 Months

Foster finished the 2014 season with 62 tackles (40 solo) and three passes defensed in 10 games.

Foster, who can become an unrestricted free agent, enters this offseason as a bit of a question mark for the Buccaneers moving forward. His play was solid, if unspectacular, when he was on the field, but Danny Lansanah also a free agent provided similar production when he was off it. Foster's continual inability to stay healthy will likely inhibit his ability to drive up his asking price. Lansanah, however, could prove a more affordable commodity, and Tampa, which has holes to fill almost everywhere, could elect make him the starter and allow Foster to walk.

Mason Foster LB TB 2 Months

Foster (Achilles) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Saints.

Foster had been tagged with a doubtful status in advance of the Week 17 contest, so it's no surprise to see him sit this one out. Look for Danny Lansanah to once again draw the start at middle linebacker for Tampa Bay, with Orie Lemon occupying Lansanah's regular outside linebacker spot.

Mason Foster LB TB 2 Months

Foster (Achilles) is doubtful for Sunday's game against New Orleans.

With Foster likely out, Danny Lansanah and Dane Fletcher figure to see replacement snaps.

Mason Foster LB TB 2 Months

Foster (Achilles) didn't take part in practice Thursday.

Foster missed the Buccaneers' first two games on December due to an Achilles injury, and upon his return in Week 16, he promptly aggravated the concern. As a result, don't be shocked if he resides on the sideline yet again Sunday against the Saints, while Danny Lansanah mans middle linebacker in Foster's place.

Mason Foster LB TB 2 Months

Foster is questionable to return to Sunday's matchup against the Packers due to an Achilles injury.

Foster made his return to the lineup after missing back-to-back games, but that return may prove to be short-lived, as he exited before the end of the first quarter. Danny Lansanah will move over to inside linebacker in the base defense until further notice.

Mason Foster LB TB 2 Months

Foster (Achilles) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Packers.

Foster will return to the Tampa Bay interior defense for the first time since Week 13, with his eyes set on containing Eddie Lacy and the Green Bay rushing attack. He'll be on the field alongside Lavonte David for the first time since Week 11, representing a formidable addition in the Buccaneers' defensive unit.

Mason Foster LB TB 2 Months

Foster (Achilles) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Foster has missed back-to-back games, but he has a chance to play Sunday and will likely be a game-time decision. He was averaging 6.7 tackles per game before the injury.

Mason Foster LB TB 3 Months

Foster (Achilles) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Panthers.

Foster will miss his second straight game, leaving Danny Lansanah as the most likely candidate to draw the start at middle linebacker. Also look for Dane Fletcher and Orie Lemon to see extra work in his absence.

Mason Foster LB TB 3 Months

Foster (Achilles) is questionable for Sunday's game against Carolina.

Foster sat out last week, which left Tampa a bit more vulnerable against the run. He closed out this week with two limited practices, which is somewhat encouraging, though he remains uncertain for Sunday.

Mason Foster LB TB 3 Months

Foster (Achilles) didn't practice Wednesday, the Buccaneers' official site reports.

A confluence of events -- the birth of his child last Thursday and an Achilles injury -- kept Foster on the sideline in Week 14. His continued absence is concerning, but if he fails to achieve active status Sunday at Carolina, Danny Lansanah will again start at middle linebacker.