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MSJ's Foster eyes NFL roster

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CASTLETON, Vt. -

It's moving day in the Castleton State Weight Room. The Barbells are going up and down, but it's the guy doing the heavy lifting that's on his way out.

Jason Foster reports to Oakland Raiders training camp this week in his continuing quest to make an NFL roster.

"It's been a very good journey so far," Foster said. "A lot of ups and downs, but that's with any journey. But it's going really well and I'm just ready to start the season."

The offensive Lineman was in Colts Camp last year, seeing time in the preseason. He was cut two weeks before the regular season, but the Raiders signed Foster to the practice squad about six weeks later.

"It was a great opportunity in Indianapolis," Foster said. "I learned from a lot of good people out there and a lot of good coaches, but it's a business and I understand that aspect of it and I have to do everything I can to make it in that league."

Before his stints with the Colts and Raiders and even prior to taking a single snap at the University of Rhode Island, Jason Foster made a name for himself at St. Peter's Field in Rutland.

"I never really had the vision to play in the NFL then," Foster Said. "It was just a game back then. Being back here with a chance in the NFL it's just a great opportunity for this region, this state and I'm just happy to represent this state."

If he tackles training camp like he tackled the weights this offseason, Jason Foster should have no trouble finding a home on the Raiders main Roster. In Castleton, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 spotlight on sports.

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