Foreman is inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts. Foreman is now available after coming off the Texans' PUP list, but he'll remain the odd man out for now, with Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue on hand to lead the team's backfield in Week 14.
Coach Bill O'Brien said that Foreman ran well and looked healthy during his three-week rehab window and could potentially help the Texans, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports. Foreman was activated off the Reserve/PUP list Wednesday and will be available for the Texans in Week 14 against Indianapolis. However, reading between the lines of O'Brien's comments, it doesn't sound like Foreman will replace Alfred Blue as the No. 2 back immediately. "The reason why we brought him up is that we feel like maybe eventually, whether it's this week, next week, some week, he can help us win a game so we felt like it was a good decision for our team." O'Brien said Wednesday. The combination of Lamar Miller and Blue has powered a running attack that ranks second in the NFL at 140.8 yards per game, including an average of 172.3 over the last six games.
The Texans have activated Foreman (Achilles) off their PUP list. Foreman adds to the 9-3 Texans' running back depth, but John McClain of the Houston Chronicle suggests Foreman is no lock to be active on gamedays out of the gate, given the health and overall effectiveness to date of Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue. The Texans are tied for second in the NFL with 140.8 rushing yards per game.
Coach Bill O'Brien said the Texans still haven't decided if Foreman (Achilles) will be activated from the PUP list, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Foreman returned to practice Nov. 14, opening a 21-day window for the team to decide whether he'll be activated to the 53-man roster or placed on injured reserve. The Texans apparently intend to take it down to the wire ahead of Wednesday's deadline, perhaps favoring a cautious approach with Lamar Miller coming off four 100-yard rushing performances in his past six games. Of course, Foreman might represent an upgrade on No. 2 running back Alfred Blue, who is averaging 3.5 yards on 128 carries.
Coach Bill O'Brien revealed Tuesday that Foreman (Achilles) is not "all the way back" yet, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports. Foreman is in the midst of his 21-day evaluation period for a return from injured reserve and has reportedly been making some progress. O'Brien's comment suggests Foreman stands a slim chance of suiting up in Week 13 against the Browns, though the running back hasn't officially been ruled out yet. With Lamar Miller averaging 4.9 yards per carry after a huge Week 12 performance, Foreman isn't guaranteed to have a meaningful role in the offense if/when he is activated from IR.
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