Report: Bryce Foster no longer with Texas A&M football team

A player about whom much ink has been spilled over the past few years is reportedly no longer on the Texas A&M football roster.
Sep 23, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies offensive lineman Bryce Foster (61)
Sep 23, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies offensive lineman Bryce Foster (61) / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

Bryce Foster reportedly no longer with Texas A&M football team; junior OL had been 3-year starter at center

In a move that will surprise some and confirm the suspicions of others, a report has emerged that Bryce Foster is no longer with the Texas A&M football team. Foster hadn’t been with the team this spring due to his participation in track and field, and it now looks like he will not be coming back for fall camp.

Foster’s name was removed from the online roster yesterday, along with FAU transfer Dorian Hinton and DB Bobby Taylor. Taylor announced late last night that he would be stepping away from football as well.

It’s worth emphasizing that Foster is not in the transfer portal. Like Taylor, this appears to be a case of wanting to take a step back from the sport as a whole rather than desiring a change in milieu while still wanting to play.

There had been questions about Foster’s level of involvement in the program after he missed every spring in favor of track activities. With the OL issues the Aggies have had over the past couple of years, many fans were quick to complain about the decreased number of practices the starting center had been involved in.

With Foster no longer in the picture, the competition at center will come down to junior Mark Nabou and transfer Koli Faaiu—and possibly redshirt freshman TJ Shanahan. That battle will be decided in fall camp, but those are all solid options to take over for Foster.

If nothing else, this coaching staff, headed by Mike Elko, are being quite decisive and aggressive in using their scholarship spots. They have not been afraid to make tough calls so far—and that’s one thing I think every Texas A&M football fan can appreciate.