Foster announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports Foster has decided to call it a career in the middle of his eighth season. The 30-year-old has seen his production dip over the last season and a half, and has had trouble staying on the field. The veteran back released a statement to go along with the announcement where he declared he is "walking away with peace", and that his body no longer can "take the punishment this game asks for". Foster spent his first seven seasons with the Texans before landing with the Dolphins this past offseason. He will retire with 6,527 yards rushing, 2,346 yards receiving, and 68 touchdowns.
Foster only had three rushes for five yards and one reception for four yards Sunday as the Dolphins defeated the Bill 28-25. Foster may be quiet for the immediate future as well since he has clearly lost his starting job to Jay Ajayi. Foster was the starting running back to open the season but the hamstring injury opened the door for Ajayi and he seems to have slammed it shut behind him. The best chance for Foster to get on the field now could be as a pass catcher out of the backfield.
Foster (hamstring) is active for Sunday's Week 7 tilt versus the Bills. The veteran running back had practiced fully all week and will shed his injury designation for Sunday's Week 7 tilt. However, with Jay Ajayi's explosive 204-yard outing against the Steelers last Sunday, it's unclear how much work Foster will receive against a stingy Bills front seven.
Despite being listed as a full practice participant all week, Foster (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills. Foster's full practice participation at practice suggests that he's likely to be active for Sunday's 1:00 ET tilt, but the questionable designation is an acknowledgment that the veteran back -- who missed time earlier this season -- is not yet 100 percent. Meanwhile, Jay Ajayi's 25-carry, 204-yard rushing effort in Week 6 puts him atop the Dolphins' RB pecking order for now.
Foster was a full participant once again in Thursday's practice, but he still isn't fully recovered from his groin strain, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. Foster finished with five touches in his return from a three-week absence last Sunday versus the Steelers. Although teammate Jay Ajayi's 204-yard explosion stole the spotlight, Foster still isn't ready for a full workload, with coach Adam Gase saying it's clear he's a step slower than usual following his injury. While Foster's complete practice participation should help him return to full form, Ajayi should continue to lead Miami's backfield attack Sunday versus Buffalo.
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