Former Houston Texans RB Arian Foster working out with Dolphins, Lions
Houston Texans franchise rushing leader Arian Foster is set to work out for the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions this week as he looks for a new home
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Undrafted out of Tennessee in 2009, running back Arian Foster came to the Houston Texans a relative unknown. Seven seasons later he was let go by the team as they are in the middle of a youth movement, but he still left as the franchise leading rusher for the youngest team in the NFL.
After an injury-riddle couple of seasons Foster and the Texans parted ways, and now apparently healthy he has work outs scheduled with the Miami Dolphins on Monday and the Detroit Lions later this week according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Should the Dolphins decide to sign Foster, it would make for an interesting storyline as the Texans are partially responsible for the Dolphins need at running back. This offseason Houston signed former Miami running back Lamar Miller to a four-year deal.
In Miami the team currently features second-year pro Jay Ajayi who has a history of knee injuries and only had 49 carries as a rookie. They also have third-round pick Kenyan Drake who was never a starter in college at Alabama. Damien Williams, Daniel Thomas and Isaiah Pead round out their depth chart.
Foster would be the most experienced back on the roster there, as he would in Detroit where they have Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick and Stevan Ridley on their roster. Abdullah looks to be the starter there and is coming off a rookie season in which he rushed for 597 yards with a 4.2 yard per carry average.
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Foster left Houston with 6,472 rushing yards on 1,454 carries. He had 54 rushing touchdowns as well, but was just as dangerous catching passes as he had 249 receptions for 2,268 yards and another 14 touchdowns.