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Foster garnered 10 yards and a touchdown on five carries and secured both of his targets for 20 yards in Thursday's 17-6 preseason victory over the Falcons.
The Pro Bowl visited the end zone for the first time in a Dolphins uniform, scoring from two yards out early in the second quarter. Foster was more impressive in the passing game, tallying a 16-yard reception on one of his two catches. While his night may not have been particularly noteworthy, neither was main competitor Jay Ajayi's, meaning that Foster likely remains on track for the top tailback spot come the initial regular-season depth chart.
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After rolling Foster out for just nine snaps in last Friday's preseason game against the Cowboys, coach Adam Gase is hoping that the Dolphins can "take a long look" at the veteran back Thursday against the Falcons, the Miami Herald reports.
Foster, who turns 30 Wednesday, is looking to overtake Jay Ajayi on the Dolphins' RB depth chart. A strong effort in the team's third preseason game Thursday could accelerate such an outcome, though we'd expect Foster and Ajayi to both see touches with the Dolphins' first-team offense in the contest. As Gase has pointed out, Foster's "resume speaks for itself," and with that in mind it's not hard to imagine that, at a minimum, the veteran back will secure a key role in what could emerge as some form of time-share arrangement in the Miami backfield. That scenario, of course, hinges on the oft-injured Foster remaining healthy.
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Foster lost five yards on his two carries in his Dolphins debut during Friday night's 41-14 preseason loss to the Cowboys.
The numbers paled in significance to the fact that Foster returned to the field for the first time since last Oct. 25, when he tore his Achilles against the Dolphins squad he now dons the uniform of. Foster has looked good in camp practices and should see more extensive action in the Dolphins' regular-season dress rehearsal next Thursday versus the Falcons.
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Foster, who is slated to play in Friday night's preseason game against the Cowboys, believes that he is past the Achilles injury that caused him to miss the final 12 games of the 2015 campaign, the Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. "It's back," Foster said when asked about the injury. "We're good."
Meanwhile, coach Adam Gase has indicated that the battle to replace Lamar Miller as the Dolphins' top back is wide open. With that in mind, Foster -- who is challenging Jay Ajayi for the assignment -- could well get some carries with Miami's starters against Dallas on Friday.
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Foster will likely play in Friday's preseason game against the Dolphins, ESPN.com reports.
Foster has been practicing for the past two weeks, and he was seemingly just held out of Miami's preseason opener as a precaution. Head coach Adam Gase said the veteran running back is ready to play, further suggesting that Foster will strictly work with the first-team offense. Jay Ajayi has also been getting first-team snaps and remains in the mix for the starting job, but it does seem the lead-back role is Foster's to lose.
Arian FosterRB MIA (8) 2 weeks ago
Foster will not play in the Dolphins' preseason opener against the Giants on Friday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Foster won't take the field Friday as there's not much reason for the Dolphins to take a risk with their veteran running back, whose 2015 season was cut short due to a torn Achilles. Jay Ajayi, listed first on the team's running back depth chart, figures to get the start with Damien Williams, Daniel Thomas, and possibly Kenyan Drake (hamstring) seeing additional snaps as well.
Arian FosterRB MIA (8) 3 weeks ago
Though Foster is reportedly off to a good start for Miami, he is listed behind Jay Ajayi on the Dolphins' initial posted running back depth chart.
That Ajayi is currently listed ahead of Foster is of note of course, especially since, as Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald relays, Foster was impressive while taking first-team reps during a span last week in which Ajayi dealt with a bone bruise to his knee. As coach Adam Gase notes, the team's initial depth chart is a "starting point," and it wouldn't surprise us to see Foster have a chance to either overtake Ajayi outright as the preseason rolls along, or at the very least, secure a key role in what could emerge as some form of time-share arrangement in the Miami backfield. Any such progression of course is contingent on Foster staying healthy, and thus far things have been going well on that front for the oft-injured back.
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Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald suggested Thursday that "Foster is head and shoulders the best (running back) on (the) Dolphins based on what he's showing in practice."
Salguero further opines that since coach Adam Gase indicated that Foster would be "rolling with the ones, it has been clear that the Dolphins have found their starting running back." Given Foster's productivity when he can stay on the field, it's a reasonable assumption that, health permitting, he should be considered the favorite to emerge as the team's lead back. Meanwhile, Jay Ajayi, who appeared destined for the assignment prior to Foster's arrival, continues to nurse a bone bruise on his knee. Foster's lengthy injury history can't be discounted, but so far he's looked good in training camp and appears poised to re-emerge on the fantasy radar, provided he can avoid any troublesome injury setbacks.
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Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said Foster will work with the first-team offense throughout training camp, the Miami Herald reports.
The Dolphins are easing Foster in with limited reps, but any work he does get will presumably come with the starters. Isaiah Pead also got some first-team reps at Monday's practice, as Damien Williams (undisclosed) and Jay Ajayi (knee) were both unavailable. With Williams set to return Tuesday and Ajayi not expected to miss much time, Pead still projects to land on the wrong side of the roster bubble. Foster, meanwhile, figures to compete with Ajayi for the lead-back role in Miami's backfield. Based on the team's comments so far, Foster seems to have the upper hand.
Arian FosterRB MIA (8) 4 weeks ago2 Comments
Foster was activated from the PUP list Sunday, James Walker of ESPN.com reports.
Foster suffered a torn Achilles tendon during the 2015 season, but appears to be back to full strength. The Dolphins activated him from the PUP list Sunday, which will mark Foster's first practice with his new team. He'll likely be eased into action over the next few weeks, so we might have to wait to get a clearer indication of his future role with the team. Foster is widely expected to contribute on passing downs during the upcoming season and could see an even larger role depending on his play during training camp and into the preseason. However, he still needs to stay healthy in order to sustain his fantasy potential, which has been a tough order for the 29-year-old running back throughout his career.