Grimes is the favorite to open the season as Arian Foster's direct backup, and though he started off slow Saturday, he broke off a 22-yard run in the second quarter that was Foster-esque for his balance and cutback ability. Grimes mixed in with rookie Alfred Blue throughout the first half, giving the team a good look at the presumed depth chart behind Foster this season.
"Grimes’ experience overall probably has him a little ahead of Alfred," O’Brien told the Houston Chronicle. "But Alfred’s doing a good job for a guy that just got here."
Asked about Brown, O'Brien said: "He’s battling out there. … He’s out there. He’s involved with special teams and things like that. But that’s a challenging position, it’s a competitive position."
With Arian Foster and Andre Brown both sidelined,
Grimes didn't have much success running the ball, finishing with just 50 yards despite 12 carries. He shined as a receiver, however, leading the team with six receptions for 76 yards. He added his first career touchdown on a 3-yard run in the first game.
Injuries pushed Grimes into action only recently, as he appeared in just the team's final two games.
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