Houston Texans running back D’Onta Foreman ‘in good shape’
By Jair Lopez
Houston Texans running back D’Onta Foreman is back on track after sitting out the majority of 2018.
Houston Texans former third-round draft pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, D’Onta Foreman, is working his way back into form after tearing his Achilles tendon against the Arizona Cardinals in his rookie season.
Texans general manager Brian Gaine was optimistic on Foreman’s recovery process in his pre-draft press conference. “He’s come back in good shape,” Gaine said.
“He had an unfortunate situation. Very difficult injury to return from as it relates to the running back position, so we’re pleased with his progress. It looks like he has put in the time and the commitment to be ready to go when we got here, got back here for the first day of the offseason program. I’ve been pleased with what I’ve seen, but there’s a lot of football left to be played, there’s a lot of offseason left to complete, but so far so good in terms of getting off on the right foot.”
Foreman played in only one game in the 2018 regular season as a rotational running back against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 15. He struggled in the run game with seven carries for a negative one yard, but he had two receptions out of the backfield for 28 yards and a touchdown reception. Foreman saw limited action against the Indianapolis Colts in the wild-card round of the playoffs with one carry for three yards.
He was expected to have a tough road back to the football field after dealing with such a severe injury and will have an easier path this offseason as he focuses on his craft instead of working on rehabilitation.