Arian Foster is officially out of a job, as the Texans have officially released the star running back this morning.
Foster, who began his career with the Houston Texans in 2009 as an un-drafted prospect, quickly became one of the best running backs in the league, amassing totals of 1,616 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2010, earning him a Pro Bowl berth and the All-Pro tag. He would go on to run for at least 1,200 yards in three of the next four seasons, but as of late, injuries have hampered Foster, and prevented him from returning to his elite form. Since the last time he played in all 16 regular season games (2012), Foster has yet to play in more than 13 games, and in 2013 and 2015 combined, he played in just 11 games. Meanwhile, despite their inconsistencies at quarterback and the recent loss of Pro Bowl talents like Mario Williams and Andre Johnson, the Texans managed to win the division this past season, and it became apparent to many that Foster might not be a part of the formula moving forward.
At the age of 29 and with just 6 pro seasons under his belt, a healthy Foster would certainly still be in the prime of his career, and if he’s available to return to his early 2010’s form, could be a superstar offensive asset for a team in need. With 6 months left until the start of the new NFL season, Foster will undoubtedly have at least a second-string job by September’s kickoff.