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D'Onta Foreman | Running Back | #27

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/24/1996
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 235
College: Texas
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 3 (89) / HOU
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Texans rookie RB D'Onta Foreman tested negative for marijuana.
Foreman was arrested for marijuana possession and unlawful carrying of a weapon in Austin last Sunday. His attorney has been trying to clear his name since, though this doesn't change much in his legal situation. Foreman has been trending in the wrong direction after reporting to rookie camp out of shape. He'll enter training camp behind Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue. Jul 21 - 4:52 PM

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The attorney for D'Onta Foreman released a statement regarding Foreman's arrest on Sunday afternoon disputing charges of an unlawful firearm and stating Foreman did not possess marijuana.

The attorney, Chip Lewis, claims Foreman broke no laws. "This legal handgun was recently purchased by D'Onta and registered in his name," Lewis' statement reads. "The handgun was properly secured inside his vehicle as required by Texas law. A passenger in D'Onta's vehicle was in possession of marijuana. D'Onta did not use or possess the marijuana." Lewis also said Foreman will take a urine test to prove that he wasn't smoking weed.
Jul 16 - 3:36 PM

Texans third-round RB D'Onta Foreman was arrested for marijuana possession and unlawful carrying of a weapon in Austin early Sunday morning.

A call was placed to University of Texas Police at 12:24 AM and Foreman was booked into Travis County Jail at 3 AM. Six other male suspects were cited and released on charges of marijuana possession, while Foreman is still being held on $4,500 bail. Foreman won last year's Doak Walker Award, given annually to college football's top running back. Particularly after Foreman reported to the team out of shape, his chances of making a 2017 impact are fast diminishing.
Jul 16 - 1:17 PM

Texans third-round RB D'Onta Foreman said he would like to lose some weight before training camp.

Wouldn't we all? "That's one of the things I want to do is try to tighten up a little bit more," Foreman said. "Every day we were off, I was in there running and getting extra conditioning in. I think it's going good." Foreman's focus on conditioning is smart considering he was called out for it by coach Bill O'Brien at the start of the offseason program. Foreman is the clear favorite to back up Lamar Miller.
Jun 19 - 12:02 PM

Texans signed third-round RB D'Onta Foreman to a four-year contract.

He's the last of Houston's picks to sign. Foreman reported to OTAs out of shape and needs to get his weight down before training camp. He's competing to be Lamar Miller's handcuff.
Jun 17 - 5:45 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien named D'Onta Foreman as a rookie who reported to the team out of shape, and Foreman rode an exercise bike during the Texans' rookie minicamp practice on Saturday.

This is actually quite common for rookies, who spent the last several months flying around the country to meet with teams, then celebrating for two weeks after they were drafted. Still, it's notable that Foreman is out of shape enough that he isn't even allowed to practice yet. Foreman weighed 233 pounds at the Combine, but was listed at 249 at the University of Texas. Weight management is something he'll have to take seriously in the NFL.
May 14 - 8:23 PM

The Houston Chronicle expects D'Onta Foreman to cut into Lamar Miller's workload.

The Texans want to reduce Miller's carries after nagging injuries cut into his efficiency last season. Foreman doesn't project for much standalone fantasy value, but should be an upgrade on Alfred Blue as Houston’s No. 2 back.
May 6 - 8:07 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien hopes third-round RB D'Onta Freeman will "spell Lamar (Miller) at times when Lamar needs that."

O'Brien described 6-foot, 233-pound Foreman as a "productive tackle-to-tackle first- and second-down runner," essentially hinting the Texans envision Foreman as an upgrade on Alfred Blue. "All running backs need a little rest every now and then," said O'Brien, referring to Miller. "Hopefully, (Foreman) will be able to do that." O'Brien did not in any way indicate Miller's starting job is in danger, instead discussing Foreman as a change-of-pace/breather back.
May 1 - 4:31 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Texans do not believe third-round RB D'Onta Foreman (foot) needs surgery.

Foreman did not run at the Combine because of a stress fracture in his foot, but he was able to post a 4.45 forty at his Pro Day. Rapoport reports the Texans "found no progressions in the injury" during medical rechecks and the running back "doesn’t feel it." The 2016 Doak Walker award winner will spell Lamar Miller this season.
Apr 29 - 11:18 AM

Texans selected Texas RB D'Onta Foreman with the No. 89 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Foreman (6’0/233) turned pro after earning the 2016 Doak Walker award as college football’s top running back, wrapping his three-year career with a 431-2,774-20 (6.44 YPC) rushing line but only 13 receptions. While Foreman ran 4.45 at the Texas Pro Day and displays exceptional foot quickness for his size on tape, he lost six fumbles his final year in Austin and is suspect at best in the passing game with minimal receiving production and no experience in pro-style pass protection. A finesse runner in a power back’s body, Foreman frustrates with a repeated failure to beat first contact. Foreman looks like a boom-bust prospect who could conceivably become an NFL sensation, or fail to outlast his rookie deal.
Apr 28 - 10:48 PM