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August 9, 2019 04:24 PM
Cardinals' D.J. Foster: Ineffective in preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Foster (knee) netted minus-2 yards on three rushes during Thursday's preseason game against the Chargers.

Foster spent the entire 2018 season on injured reserve due to a torn ACL, so his participation in Thursday's game is a positive step despite a lack of production. The 25-year-old running back is competing with Chase Edmonds, T.J. Logan, Dontae Strickland and Wes Hills for a role behind every-down starter David Johnson.

May 30, 2019 01:44 PM
Cardinals' D.J. Foster: Easing back into action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Foster (knee) rode a stationary bike during Wednesday's practice, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

Foster missed the entire 2018 season with a torn ACL he suffered in late August. Now roughly nine months removed from the injury, the 25-year-old appears to be right on schedule in his recovery and seemingly has a good chance of being ready to go for training camp. At that time, Foster will compete with Chase Edmonds, T.J. Logan and a slew of undrafted rookies for slotting under David Johnson.

March 8, 2019 05:20 PM
Cardinals' D.J. Foster: Sticking in Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cardinals signed Foster (knee) to a one-year contract Friday, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

Foster has held promise since entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2016, but he was active just 10 times in his first two seasons before tearing his ACL in August and missing the entire 2018 campaign. Assuming his rehab goes as planned, he may have a tough time supplanting those above him on the depth chart in Arizona, namely David Johnson, Chase Edmonds and T.J. Logan.

February 5, 2019 09:36 AM
Cardinals' D.J. Foster: Says he's ahead of schedule
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Foster (knee) said he is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation from the ACL tear he suffered in late August, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official website reports.

After playing 10 games for the Patriots and Cardinals over the previous two years, Foster made his case for a spot on Arizona's 53-man roster during training camp in 2018, but he then tore his ACL in the third week of the preseason. He's now scheduled to become a restricted free agent and said he hopes to stay with the Cardinals under new head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Foster's background as a part-time wide receiver in college could make him useful as a backup to David Johnson, with Kingsbury coming from a pass-happy background at Texas Tech. Of course, the 25-year-old will still need to battle for a roster spot once he regains his health, as the Cardinals have other depth options in the form of Chase Edmonds, T.J. Logan and Brandon Wilds.

August 28, 2018 01:40 PM
Cardinals' D.J. Foster: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Foster (knee) has been placed on IR, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

With Foster -- who suffered both a torn ACL and MCL in Sunday's preseason game against the Cowboys -- out for the season, the Cardinals bolstered their running back depth Tuesday by signing Darius Victor.

August 27, 2018 01:08 PM
Cardinals' D.J. Foster: Diagnosed with ACL tear
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Foster (knee) has been diagnosed with a torn ACL, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Foster suffered the injury in Sunday's preseason game against Dallas and will now miss the entire 2018 season. He was competing with T.J. Logan for the No. 3 spot at running back, behind David Johnson and fourth-round rookie Chase Edmonds. The injury moves Logan closer to a roster spot, with potential for a committee role in the event of a Johnson injury. The Cardinals would be wise to check out the free-agent scrap heap after cutdown day.

August 26, 2018 09:04 PM
Cardinals' D.J. Foster: Sustains knee inury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Foster sustained a knee injury and will not return to Sunday's preseason game against the Cowboys.

The extent of Foster's injury has yet to be confirmed. In his absence, T.J. Logan and Sherman Badie could see extra reps out of the backfield.

January 4, 2018 07:48 PM
Cardinals' D.J. Foster: Totals 133 receiving yards in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Foster totaled six rushes for 19 yards and reeled in 17 of 28 passes for 133 yards in seven games with the Cardinals during the 2017 season.

Plucked from the Patriots' practice squad in the aftermath of David Johnson's dislocated wrist in the season opener, Foster didn't make an appearance until Week 11. Thereafter, Foster was consistently targeted in the passing game, whether Blaine Gabbert or Drew Stanton (knee) was under center, averaging four targets per game. A contributor on kickoff returns as well, Foster posted the highest average (23.0 yards per on his eight chances) among Cardinals, which could be the determining factor for a roster spot next fall in what's expected to be a crowded backfield.

December 12, 2017 08:16 PM
Cardinals' D.J. Foster: Playing bit role on offense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Foster played 21 of 65 offensive snaps during Sunday's 12-7 win against the Titans.

In the absence of Adrian Peterson the last two games, Kerwynn Williams has been the lead back, accruing 185 yards from scrimmage. Behind Williams, though, Foster has served as a change-of-pace option. With 49 snaps on offense total during that span, Foster has notched four carries for 12 yards and gathered in four of seven passes for 26 yards. Reps will likely dry up if Peterson gets over his neck injury, but there's no timetable for his return, all but guaranteeing touches for Foster moving forward.

December 2, 2017 11:04 PM
Cardinals' D.J. Foster: Could help with rushing load
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians suggested that Foster could help with the rushing workload if Adrian Peterson (neck) isn't available Sunday against the Rams, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official website reports.

Foster spent the past two weeks sharing passing-down snaps with Kerwynn Williams, who initially was expected to miss the upcoming game due to cracked ribs. While it turns out Williams will play through his injury, Peterson (neck) didn't practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday. Foster played some wideout at Arizona State and is mostly known for his receiving skills, but he could nonetheless factor into the rushing attack if Peterson is absent or limited. If nothing else, Williams would take on the bulk of the early down work, which in turn would free up a few more snaps for Foster in passing situations.

November 28, 2017 02:44 PM
Cardinals' D.J. Foster: Set to take on more snaps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Foster will get more snaps while Kerwynn Williams recovers from cracked ribs, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Williams and Foster had replaced Andre Ellington on passing downs, and Foster's presence on the roster helps to explain why the team released Ellington in a surprise move last week. Foster played both running back and wide receiver at Arizona State, and then latched on with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent last season. The team seemingly wanted to develop him as a pass-catching specialist out of the backfield, but there wasn't room on the roster after Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee came on in free agency. The Cardinals poached Foster from New England's practice squad in September but didn't use him in games until the past two weeks. He's already caught five of six targets for 44 yards on only 27 offensive snaps, adding one carry for four yards and two kickoff returns for 50 yards. Williams only played 14 snaps on offense the past two weeks, so his absence shouldn't make a huge difference as Foster continues to cement his place in the Arizona offense.

September 12, 2017 10:40 AM
Cardinals' D.J. Foster: Signs on with Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cardinals signed Foster off the Patriots' practice squad Monday, Brad Almquist of The Boston Globe reports.

Lead back David Johnson suffered a dislocated wrist in the Week 1 loss to the Lions on Sunday and is expected to require 8-to-12 weeks to recover, so the Cardinals elected to bring Foster aboard to address their depth at running back. It's not expected that Foster, who appeared in three games with New England as a rookie in 2016, will be in store for meaningful snaps with Arizona right off the bat, but that could change if the likes of Kerwynn Williams, Andre Ellington and Elijhaa Penny are unable to provide much production on the ground or as pass catchers out of the backfield.

September 13, 2017 02:36 AM
D.J. Foster: Headed for Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cardinals plan to sign Foster off the Patriots' practice squad, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The 6-0, 195-pounder is no doubt a player the Patriots would prefer to keep around, but the Cardinals are dealing with David Johnson's wrist injury, and the versatile Foster would be a nice addition to the mix. It'd be a homecoming for the Scottsdale native and Arizona State product, who would look to carve out a role in a Cardinals backfield that also includes Kerwynn Williams, Andre Ellington and Elijhaa Penny.

September 3, 2017 12:52 PM
D.J. Foster: Joins Patriots' practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

After clearing waivers, Foster has joined the Patriots' practice squad, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

Foster and veteran Brandon Bolden were the odd men out in a crowded and (for now) healthy Patriots' backfield that currently rosters Mike Gillislee, Rex Burkhead, James White and Dion Lewis. Given Foster's upside as a pass-catcher, he could make his way back to the team's 53-man roster if injuries strike either White or Lewis.

September 2, 2017 07:12 PM
D.J. Foster: Waived by Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Foster was waived by the Patriots on Saturday, Doug Kyed of NESN reports.

There's no doubting that Foster turned heads in the preseason, but he didn't offer much on special teams. There's a chance another team claims him off waivers. If he passes through untouched, he'd then be a likely candidate for the Patriots' practice squad.

January 16, 2017 11:00 PM
Patriots' D.J. Foster: Logs seven carries as rookie
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Foster finished the 2016 regular season with seven carries for 24 yards and one catch for two yards over the course of three games for the Patriots.

Foster, who joined the Patriots prior to the season as an undrafted free agent, remains under contract with New England in 2017. While every-down NFL work may not be in the cards for Foster, his RB/WR flexibility could lead to the 23-year-old carving out a complementary role in the team's backfield next season.

December 7, 2016 01:45 PM
Patriots' D.J. Foster: Sees some work at WR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Foster worked with the Patriots' receivers during Wednesday's positional drills, the Boston Herald reports.

Foster, who spent some time at wide receiver while at Arizona State, is currently buried on New England's running back depth chart. With Danny Amendola dealing with an ankle injury, however, it's plausible that Foster could find himself back in uniform Monday night against the Ravens, thanks to his RB/WR flexibility.

December 3, 2016 04:42 PM
Patriots' D.J. Foster: Promoted to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Foster was promoted to the Patriots' active roster Saturday.

Foster's signing to the active roster comes as a corresponding move to TE Rob Gronkowski's placement on injured reserve. He'll slot in as the fifth tailback on the Patriots' roster.

November 29, 2016 08:28 PM
D.J. Foster: Signs with Patriots practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Foster signed with the Patriots' practice squad Tuesday, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

Foster was waived by the Patriots on Monday but will rejoin the practice squad after clearing waivers. The back became expendable with Dion Lewis returning to full health.

November 28, 2016 05:58 PM
D.J. Foster: Waived by Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots have waived Foster, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

With fellow RB Dion Lewis back in the Patriots' backfield mix, Foster became expendable, but he's candidate to land on the team's practice squad if he goes unclaimed on waivers. With the roster spot freed up by the move, the Patriots claimed nose tackle Darius Kilgo.

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Scottsdale, AZ, USA
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