Arian Foster RB HOU 2 weeks ago

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster was at NRG Stadium on Tuesday to begin his rehab from groin surgery, according to the Houston Chronicle. Foster does not have a timetable for his return to the lineup and the team hasn't yet decided whether to place him on short-term injured reserve, which would require him to miss the first eight games of the season.

Arian Foster RB HOU 1 month ago3 Comments

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster had successful groin surgery Friday, and he may only miss four-to-six weeks, according to the Houston Chronicle. The initial estimate was that Foster would miss two-to-three months, and the new timeline could allow him to avoid being placed on short-term injured reserve, which would hold him out for the first six weeks of the regular season. "We didn't make a move immediately because we felt like we were OK," Texans general manager Rick Smith told ESPN about the possibility of signing another running back. "Chris Polk is on the mend and so hopefully he'll be back soon. We'll just keep adjusting to whatever happens out here on the field." Alfred Blue is expected to get most of the first-team touches during training camp and the preseason, with Jonathan Grimes and Kenny Hilliard also getting touches. The team also tried out Pierre Thomas last week, though they were unable to reach an agreement on a contract.

Arian Foster RB HOU 1 month ago

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday to repair a groin injury sustained in Monday's training camp practice, according to the Houston Chronicle. Foster is expected to be placed on short-term injured reserve, which would make him eligible to return to practice following Week 6 and debut as early as Week 8. The 28-year-old's injury will leave a large void to fill in the backfield, as he finished sixth in the NFL with 1,246 rushing yards last season even though he played in just 13 games. Running backs Joe McKnight, Pierre Thomas and Ben Malena all worked out for Houston on Wednesday, though none of them have signed yet, as the team could look to add to its backfield group which currently consists of Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes, Chris Polk and 2015 seventh-round draft pick Kenny Hilliard.

Arian Foster RB HOU 1 month ago3 Comments

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster suffered a groin injury during training camp and is likely to be placed on short-term injured reserve, according to NFL Network. The injury is believed to be major and could require surgery, which would cost Foster multiple regular-season games. The 28-year-old would still be eligible to play this season if placed on short-term IR, but it would leave the Texans with a relatively inexperienced running back corps consisting of Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes, Chris Polk and Kenny Hilliard for the opening portion of the season. Foster has been productive throughout his NFL career, topping 1,500 total yards and 12 total touchdowns four times in six seasons, but he has played 16 games in a season just twice during that span. A decision on whether or not he will require surgery should be made shortly, but Houston will seemingly be without their star runner for a significant amount of time.

Arian Foster RB HOU 1 month ago7 Comments

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster will require surgery after injuring his groin during Monday's practice, according to the Houston Chronicle. Foster could be placed on the Injured Reserve/Designated To Return list as a result, requiring him to miss at least the first eight games of the season, although the team has yet to confirm that Foster will need the surgery.

Arian Foster RB HOU 1 month ago4 Comments

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster left Monday's practice due to what could be a significant groin injury, according to ESPN. Foster has missed 11 games the last two seasons due to a variety of injuries and reports suggest this latest setback, suffered during the team's first padded practice of training camp, could require surgery.

Arian Foster RB HOU 6 months ago

Texans head coach Bill O'Brien believes Foster has a lot of good football left, NFL.com reports.

Foster has only played 21 games over the past two seasons, but his performance in those games leaves little doubt that he's still one of the better running backs in the league. He averaged 4.5 yards per carry for an otherwise hopeless team in 2013, and then posted a 260-1,246-8 rushing line (4.8 YPC) over 13 games in 2014. Also still a major threat as a receiver, Foster will be the Texans' bellcow in 2015, even if the team tries to work in a bit more Alfred Blue and/or Jonathan Grimes. Foster will turn 29 shortly before the season, and his ability to stay healthy remains the biggest concern.

Arian Foster RB HOU 8 months ago

Foster left Sunday's game against the Jaguars with a hamstring injury.

With Foster hobbled, Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes are in line to see added touches in the Texans' Week 17 rushing attack.

Arian Foster RB HOU 8 months ago

Foster (hip) had 25 carries for 96 rushing yards, one catch on four targets for 23 receiving yards, and he threw a five-yard touchdown pass to tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz during Sunday's win over the Ravens.

With the Texans now on their fourth starting quarterback of the season, Foster's role becomes even bigger as they hold onto the small hope of making the playoffs. Fantasy owners should expect a heavy workload in Week 17 against a Jaguars defense allowing the seventh-most rushing yards per game this season.

Arian Foster RB HOU 8 months ago1 Comment

Foster (hip) is listed active for Sunday's game against the Ravens, ESPN's Tania Ganguli reports.

With Case Keenum expected to get the nod at QB for the Texans this week, look for Foster -- who has recorded 50 carries over the last two weeks - to continue to see a high volume of work on Sunday.