4. Alfred Blue, RB
The Houston Texans first added running back Alfred Blue through the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the 181st pick, and since then the Texans have had a running back that they’ve used in varying roles at the position.
Blue has mostly come off the bench in his time with the Texans, playing in all 16 games last season, finishing with 150 carries for 499 yards and averaging 3.3 yards per carry. Blue also scored two touchdowns and had no fumbles, with his longest rush going for 17 yards.
The issue isn’t about Blue. It’s that the Texans already have Lamar Miller for one more season as the main running back if they decide to keep him, and there is still a lot of unknown about just exactly what D’Onta Foreman can bring to the team as well.
Foreman didn’t play much this past season, and in 2018 he had just seven carries in one regular-season game played due to recovering from his Achilles injury suffered in 2017.
The belief is Blue won’t be back, Foreman will get his chance and the Texans could look to use one of the four picks in the first three rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft to work on their running back issues as well.
Blue will sign with another team and will probably play well for what he can offer a team, but I just don’t believe he’ll be back with the Texans in 2019.