Houston Texans RB Arian Foster participated in every drill at today’s practice and is looking like he could be ready to go on Sunday. According to Coach Gary Kubiak, “Arian took a normal Wednesday load for a starter…Everything was positive today, so we will see”.
This is great news for the Texans who are quickly losing depth at the running back position after Derrick Ward was seen nursing an injured ankle in Sunday’s game against the Colts. The team was planning on starting Ben Tate this week, with Steve Slaton as a back-up, but this could change all of that.
The Texans are currently fourth in the league with 167 rushing yards and the return of Foster will only bolster those numbers.
In other news, Jacoby Jones, who is replacing Kevin Walter in the WR rotation, will be starting opposite Andre Johnson this Sunday. Jones, who has shown great flashes of potential, has a lot to prove going into this week’s game. He has been an inconsistent WR in seasons past. This season, however, things are looking up for him. Jones was targeted three times by QB Matt Schaub in their game against the Colts and he came up with three receptions for 43 yards (an average of 14 yards/catch).
Both Arian Foster and Jacoby Jones have a lot to prove in this week’s match-up against the Dolphins. Foster must prove that he is back to 100% while Jones must prove that he has the necessary tools to be an offensive weapon for Matt Schaub. Look for both players to bring a great amount of effort to the field this week!