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RB Arian Foster - Free Agent

6-0, 226Born: 9-24-1986College: TennesseeDrafted: ---

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General News (Tue Feb 2): has been cleared to jog without pivoting, cutting or explosive activity. Foster is still facing a lengthy recovery from this major injury. While Achilles injuries aren't as devastating as they used to be, it's still something to be cautious with during a return--especially for an older back like Foster.

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2015 Week 7 vs MIA (18 / 59 / 1 rush, 7 / 5 / 66 / 1 rec)

This is probably the toughest thing for the Texans to accept, is that their season will be without Arian Foster. Reports coming out is that he ruptured his Achilles late in the 4th quarter on a pass route taking one-step and falling to the ground. Foster was the only active player for the offense and he had a total of 155 all-purpose yards not the day. Add in a 2-yard touchdown run and 7-yard touchdown reception, Foster had 24 total touches on the day. It is tough to accept but Foster's season is done and it will be running back by committee once again.

2015 Week 6 vs JAX (18 / 53 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 59 / 1 rec)

It was a collective positive day for Arian Foster who had 112 all-purpose yards from scrimmage. The Texans got him rolling early on the ground and he capped off a 99-yard drive with a 14 yard touchdown reception coming out of the backfield. Foster's longest run came on a 16 yard scamper but the Jaguars defense started clamping down on the running game. Foster did fumble trying to do too much after the Jaguars front made a strong push in the backfield. He did look more comfortable with the ball in his hands and getting in and out of cuts with his acceleration. Still not 100%, Foster ripped off a 16 yard run early and gave flashbacks on what he can do. What should not be over looked is how much Foster is being used in the passing game and he is doing making the most of his opportunities. He is still considered one of the top options of the offense and hit total combined touches of 23 make that clear.

2015 Week 5 vs IND (19 / 41 / 0 rush, 10 / 9 / 77 / 0 rec)

Still working to get back to football shape, Foster took a full load on Thursday. With 19 carries on the evening, Foster is still working his way to gain that explosion again running the ball. His long run was only seven yards but he has the feel for offense and where he needs to be. Foster did majority of his work in the passing game and had nine receptions and his best reception on the night came on a ball to the flats he caught and then turned it into a 32 yard gain by making one defender miss in open space then stiff armed a linebacker to get the rest of his yards. Foster was knocked out of the game after taking a big hit by D'Qwell Jackson in the head. He missed some plays to end the second half but came back out with no ill-effects from the hit. The offense continues to depend on Foster and they will continues to as long as he is on the field.

2015 Week 4 vs ATL (8 / 10 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)

Foster returned after a long wait from his groin injury. His only positive on the day came on a 15-yard pass on a broken play on the opening play of the game. Foster had little success on running the football with a long run of five-yards. Foster was hit in the back field often on his 8 carries for the game but the Texans day was made worse after Foster fumbled the ball when his offensive lineman in inadvertently poked it out of his hands trying to get a block. That fumble was returned for a touchdown which added fuel to a Texans offensive fire. This was not the start the Texans were looking for Foster and the offense.


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