Houston Texans announced that running back D’Onta Foreman has been promoted to the active roster.
The Houston Texans have added running back D’Onta Foreman to the active roster after placing him on the three-week practice window to see if he had fully recovered after suffering an Achilles injury his rookie season. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle announced on his official Twitter account that the Texans released rookie cornerback Natrell Jamerson to make room for Foreman. Jamerson was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fifth round prior to being released after the preseason and being scooped up by the Texans
The Texans will carry four running backs on the active roster after activating Foreman. Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue have been taking the majority of the carries at running back meanwhile undrafted rookie free agent, Gregory Howell, has been playing on special teams. Howell is second on the team with six special teams tackles and has contributed enough on special teams to warrant a roster spot.
The offense has benefitted greatly from the run game this season. They are averaging 140.8 rushing yards per game and are ranked third overall in the NFL. Miller currently has 176 carries for 876 rushing yards and averaging an impressive five yards per carry. Meanwhile, Blue has 128 carries for 446 rushing yards and averaging a respectable 3.5 yards per carry.
Foreman will not be in any hurry to be rushed back onto the football field with the success the Texans are currently having, but if he gets back into football shape he could be able to offer the team another viable option at running back.
There might some growing pains as he continues to adjust to his body after such a serious injury, but the Texans opting to activate from the Reserve/PUP list is a good sign after his status was bleak last week.