Foster (Achilles) has received clearance to jog, Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com reports. Foster logged yet another abbreviated campaign after tearing his right Achilles tendon on Oct. 25. In the meantime, it's been speculated that the Texans intend to move on from the oft-injured running back due to his cap figure of $9 million for the 2016 season. While Foster himself full intends to play again, he'll ease into his rehab process.
Foster (Achilles) is expected to be released in March, the Houston Chronicle reports. Foster, 29, has a lot of miles on his legs in a short period of time, limiting him to just 25 games over the past three years. If the Texans choose to go in another direction for the 2016 season, the best in-house option is Alfred Blue, who finished 2015 strong but was spotty until the final four games.
The Texans placed Foster (Achilles) on injured reserve Tuesday. Foster's placement on injured reserve was primarily procedural, as it was revealed following Sunday's game that he would be lost for the rest of the season. Alfred Blue is the favorite to take over as the Texans' running back, but Jonathan Grimes and Chris Polk could get a chance to see more work as well.
An MRI has confirmed that Texans featured back Arian Foster tore his right Achilles tendon in the Sunday loss to the Dolphins, per the Houston Chronicle. Bill O'Brien acknowledged Monday that Foster is out for the rest of the season, with the report further noting that he's on track to undergo surgery and presumably headed for injured reserve. In his absence, the Texans will turn to some backfield combinbation of Alfred Blue and Chris Polk, with Jonathan Grimes in the mix to a lesser degree. Of the three, we suspect that Blue is most likely to get the first chance to head the committee.
Texans running back Arian Foster suffered a season-ending torn Achilles tendon during the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Dolphins, NFL.com's Ian Rappaport reports. Foster had a strong game before suffering the injury, compiling 117 total yards and two touchdowns, but the injury is sour nonetheless for fantasy owners. Chris Polk and Alfred Blue are expected to handle the majority of the Texans' backfield touches moving forward, but another back is likely to be added to the roster. Foster will undergo surgery and faces a long recovery road, and it is unclear exactly when we will see him back in an NFL game.
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