Houston Texans: D’Onta Foreman’s status update
By Jair Lopez
The Houston Texans aren’t ready to activate the second year running back, D’Onta Foreman.
Houston Texans head coach/offensive coordinator, Bill O’Brien, announced that running back D’Onta Foreman isn’t quite ready to return to the active roster yet. Foreman was placed on a 3-week practice window to see in what state he was in physically after spending the majority of this season and the last rehabbing after tearing his Achilles tendon against the Arizona Cardinals. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported via his Twitter account that O’Brien was non-committal on Foreman’s status:
The Texans will have until December 6 to decide whether they activate Foreman into the active roster or if they decide to keep him inactive as he continues to recover after that serious injury he suffered more than a year ago.
The Texans are currently thriving in the running game with running backs Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue. Between Miller and Blue, the running game is ranked as the fourth-best overall in the NFL. The Texans are averaging an impressive 136.5 rushing yards a game. Miller has 157 carries for 773 rushing yards and averaging 4.9 yards per carry meanwhile Blue has 115 carries 392 rushings and averaging 3.4 yards per carry.
The offense has evolved into a more balanced attack with the running game making more of an impact in the Texans gameplan, Foreman would be a welcomed addition to the offense, but it is doubtful he will be ready to contribute right away as he tries to get back into football shape.
The Texans are going to be cautious with Foreman as he was their third-round draft selection in the 2017 NFL Draft, Foreman could very well sit out this season if the coaching and training staff believe he isn’t 100% ready to go.