The former girlfriend of 49ers’ Reuben Foster is saying she has proof she lied about an alleged domestic violence incident involving her and the linebacker in February.
Elissa Ennis says she actually sustained the injuries — alleged to have been administered by Foster — in a fight with another woman. After Foster tried to break up with Ennis following the incident, Ennis tried to get back at the 2017 first-round pick.
The Bills, who entered the draft with two picks in each of the first three rounds, went 9-7 last season and reached the playoffs for the first time since 1999.
Tampa Bay used the 12th pick to take defensive tackle Vita Vea from Washington. Bucs GM Jason Licht said Thursday that Buffalo made a “great offer” for the seventh pick, an indication he knew what the Bills were after.
“When you’re going after a quarterback, you can’t say that was a bad deal on their part,” Licht said. “You have to be willing to spend a little bit more than you normally would to move up the board. So, we got the call, we thought about taking our guy there. He was in play there. We would have been very happy taking him there.
“We took a risk moving back. All the work that we did, intel that we did, we knew that there was a pretty good shot [we could get Vea]. A couple of teams there we were a little nervous about, but we also had other players that we could have taken, too. Fortunately for us, we’re sitting here talking about Vita. I couldn’t be happier.”
In addition to the division games on the Bears’ 2018 schedule, fans will want to circle the date of the showdown against the 49ers as Chicago’s toughest road test. San Francisco, like Chicago, is ushering in a new era with a young quarterback and a relatively new head coach.
Toughest tests: The aforementioned game against the 49ers will be a great test for the Bears in 2018, and if the Giants can bounce back after a dreadful 2017 season, they’ll present another road challenge for Chicago. In addition to the always-tough NFC North games, the Bears’ home contests against the Rams and Patriots will be key.
Biggest breaks: Speaking of those games against the Rams and Patriots, the Bears are fortunate to get them at home. The road games against the Cardinals, Bills and Dolphins — on paper, at least — are winnable.