QArian Foster
RB MIA (8)
5 days ago2 Comments

The Dolphins and Foster (Achilles) agreed to a contract Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

After getting a baseline on Foster's recovery from a torn Achilles in late March, the Dolphins' medical staff must have been impressed enough with his recovery on his second go-around Monday to give the front office the thumb's up. Considering his age (30 next month) and the fact he's nine months removed from the devastating injury, he'll more than likely ease into training camp. However, his competition includes two unproven products -- second-year back Jay Ajayi and rookie Kenyan Drake (hamstring) -- which provides a path to relevance for Foster. On the other hand, the final stages of Foster's rehab will ultimately dictate when he'll be able to make an impact.

QArian Foster
RB MIA (8)
6 days ago1 Comment

Foster (Achilles) will work out for the Dolphins on Monday and then for the Lions later in the week, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Foster previously visited with the Dolphins in late March, at which point he was only five months removed from suffering a torn right Achilles. He expects to be available for the start of training camp, but there's no guarantee he'll look anything like his peak self. Miami is an ideal landing spot, as Foster would join a backfield that's currently counting on second-year pro Jay Ajayi and rookie Kenyan Drake. Other possible fits include Detroit, Washington and New Englands.

QArian Foster
RB MIA (8)
1 month ago

Foster (Achilles) is expected to be healthy for training camp, should he sign with a team, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Foster was released by Houston, his home for the past seven seasons, earlier in the offseason after another disappointing year plagued by injuries. Currently unemployed, he continues to rehab from a torn Achilles in the hopes of finding his way onto a roster. Reports say the four-time Pro Bowler will be hungry and healthy for training camp should any team bring him on.

QArian Foster
RB MIA (8)
2 months ago

Foster (Achilles) said he probably needs another month to get back into top shape, ABC 13 Houston reports.

EDGE Analysis

Foster made it clear he expects to regain his top form, even though he'll turn 30 before the season and is recovering from a torn Achilles suffered in late October. He'll likely join a team before training camp, with Miami, Washington and New England among the potential fits. He visited the Dolphins at the end of March, but has repeatedly made it clear he's in no hurry to sign a contract.

QArian Foster
RB MIA (8)
4 months ago

Foster (Achilles) visited the Dolphins on Tuesday but left without a contract offer, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. Afterward, Miami executive Mike Tannenbaum told Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald that Foster is "a little bit away" from being healthy.

EDGE Analysis

Foster is five months removed from tearing the Achilles in his right foot, so it's no surprise that he remains in the midst of rehabilitation. Coming off a three-year span in which he appeared in 25 of a possible 48 games, an incentive-laden deal is likely in the 29-year-old's future, but a team such as the Dolphins could use his veteran presence to groom 2015 fifth-round pick Jay Ajayi with Lamar Miller poised to serve as Foster's replacement in Houston. While other organizations are sure to inquire about Foster, his status for the 2016 campaign remains in limbo.

QArian Foster
RB MIA (8)
4 months ago

Foster is scheduled to visit the Dolphins on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Foster, who played just four games last season, is coming off a torn Achilles suffered in October, compounding his previous injury concerns. In fact, Foster has missed 23 games over the past three seasons, and will also turn 30 years old before the 2016 campaign kicks off. Nonetheless, with the Dolphins in need of a running back to replace Lamar Miller and complement rising second-year player Jay Ajayi, Foster fits the profile of an experienced, accomplished veteran that could certainly add something to Miami's offense if healthy.

QArian Foster
RB MIA (8)
4 months ago

Foster continues to progress in his recovery from a torn Achilles in his right foot, the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Foster managed just four appearances in 2015 before sustaining the season-ending injury on Oct. 25, and despite being cleared to jog in January, the Texans cut the seven-year veteran loose just before the opening of free agency. Although his next landing spot is to be determined, he's fitting in a pair of training sessions per day at his brother's facility in Houston with the aim of returning to the field. As long as he avoids setbacks in the coming weeks and months, he should find a home at some point during the offseason due to his all-around potential.

QArian Foster
RB MIA (8)
5 months ago

Foster is ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn Achilles, with the expectation that he'll be ready for training camp, Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With an impending cap hit of $9 million for the 2016 season, Foster was cut loose by the Texans in advance of free agency, despite an assurance from general manager Rick Smith last month that money wouldn't motivate his decision to keep the veteran back. Ultimately, a combination of Foster's salary, a checkered medical chart, and age played their respective roles, with an Achilles tear in his right foot likely the final straw. When next season kicks off, he'll have turned 30 years old, an age at which running backs tend to lose the last of their waning athleticism. Foster will attempt to buck the trend, but interested teams may wait until his injury is healed before exploring the possibility of inking the RB.

QArian Foster
RB MIA (8)
5 months ago

Foster (Achilles) will be released by the Texans, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Foster was limited to just four games in 2015, as the injury-plagued back saw a full 16-game season just twice in his seven-year career with the Texans. Although GM Rick Smith noted last week that the financial factor would not come into play with the veteran back, a pending cap hit of nearly $9 million is tough to be ignored. The move has yet to be made official by the team, but once it is, the 29-year-old back will likely have to catch on with a low-risk deal elsewhere, as he his coming off another serious injury heading into his eighth NFL season.

QArian Foster
RB MIA (8)
5 months ago

When asked about Foster's (Achilles) future with the Texans, GM Rick Smith noted Thursday "as it relates to all the free agent conversations, I'm never going to tell you one way or the other what we're doing, but I will tell you this: His salary is not a reason why we would cut Arian," the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

For his part, coach Bill O'Brien was noncommittal when asked about Foster's status with the Texans, stating, "everybody that was on the 2015 team, everybody is being evaluated, discussed...so as being in the plans, sure, everybody's in the plans." In the case of Foster, the running back carries a hefty $8,925,000 salary-cap figure for 2016, but with the Texans in decent shape cap-wise, other factors besides pure finances figure to play into their ultimate decision on Foster, who is recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon that he suffered this past October. Per the report, among the considerations that will be weighed by the team are "his age, durability issues and future productivity." With that in mind, Foster, who turns 30 in August, has been cleared to jog and has expressed to the Texans his hopes of playing this coming season.