For the second straight offseason, the Houston Texans are ready to move on from one of the franchise’s best players as they reportedly will cut Arian Foster
Last season it was Andre Johnson, the franchise leader in receptions, yards and touchdowns. This season, reports indicate that the Houston Texans are ready to move on from veteran running back, Arian Foster.
Like Johnson, Foster owns just about every important team record for his position. However, in recent years Foster has had trouble staying on the field as he missed 23 games over the past three NFL seasons, culminating in his worst season as a pro in 2015.
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Arian suited up for just four games all season and struggled to find his rhythm, which was obviously due to his missed time.
The veteran ran for 163 yards on 63 carries for an average of just 2.6 yards per attempt, almost two full yards off his 4.5 yard career average per run.
What’s made Foster great was that his rushing was only part of what he does so well, as he has always one of the best running backs in the game in receiving. Despite his rough season running the ball in 2015, he still caught 22 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns.
For his career Foster has 6,472 yards rushing and 54 touchdowns. He has added 249 receptions for 2,268 yards and another 14 touchdowns. That production won’t be easy to find anywhere else.