How will arrest affect D’Onta Foreman’s rookie year?

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D’Onta Foreman’s future could be uncertain right now.

It was quite a surprise when news broke on Sunday that Houston Texans’ rookie running back D’Onta Foreman had been arrested for possession of a weapon as well as marijuana.

Foreman was just selected by the Texans in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft and is expected to help keep starting running back Lamar Miller fresh and healthy this coming season by taking some of the load off of him.

Now there is a chance that Foreman’s role could be uncertain with Houston.

We already know the Texans–like many NFL teams nowadays–don’t tolerate off the field problems.

But I do believe Houston won’t give up on Foreman just yet.  They will likely give him another chance and if he blows it, he could very well end up getting released.

The NFL will likely wait until the legal process plays out, but Foreman could end up getting suspended, which would lead to him missing possibly two to four games during his rookie campaign.

If Foreman is forced to miss any games this season, the Texans won’t be able to  trust veteran Alfred Blue to give Miller any relief.

The Texans can only hope that Tyler Ervin, Akeem Hunt or Dare Ogunbowale emerge from the rest of the pack as someone that can help Houston this coming season.

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If any of the three backs that I just listed are going to have a chance to help out, my guess is that it will be Hunt.

Ervin is more of a return specialist and isn’t the all around back that Hunt is.

Ogunbowale on the other hand is a talented back, but is a rookie that went undrafted this year. I’m not sure how much we can expect from him in his first year.

Comment below and give us your thoughts on Foreman and how his arrest could affect him.