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Arian Foster | Running Back | #23

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 227
College: Tennessee
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ESPN 710 Seattle considers the Seahawks a landing spot for free agent Arian Foster (Achilles).
Foster visited Miami this week, but left without a deal. He plans to wait until he’s healthy to sign with a team. With Thomas Rawls (ankle) on track for training camp, Foster wouldn’t be more than a committee option. Foster would have to accept a team-friendly deal to play in Seattle. Apr 1 - 6:05 PM

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Free agent Arian Foster (Achilles') left his Dolphins visit without a contract.

#AsExpected. The Dolphins are probably waiting for Foster's price to come down, while Foster will likely gamble he can command more once he's further along in his rehab. Setting up a second visit elsewhere could speed things up between Miami and the ex-Texan. The Dolphins have appeared desperate to add a proven body behind second-year pro Jay Ajayi. It's almost as if the 'Fins should not have let Lamar Miller walk in free agency.
Mar 29 - 4:57 PM

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins aren't expected to rush into a deal with free agent Arian Foster (Achilles').

Both sides have made this clear, with Foster's camp leaking he won't sign anywhere until he's "completely healthy." Miami is trying to establish where Foster is at in his rehab, and will undoubtedly try to wait for Foster's price to come down. Foster is gambling he'll be more valuable when he's closer to full speed in May or June.
Mar 28 - 3:02 PM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports free agent Arian Foster (Achilles') won't sign a contract until he's "completely healthy."

Foster is visiting the Dolphins on Tuesday, but Cole reports he won't be "signing with anyone, anytime soon." Per Cole, that may not be until late May or June. That's fine in theory, but if the Dolphins — who have been on a quixotic quest for a running back this offseason — make the right offer, Foster will undoubtedly sign. Cole's report is likely an attempt by Foster's agent to increase his bargaining power.
Mar 28 - 2:04 PM

The Palm Beach Post reports free agent Arian Foster's visit with the Dolphins is "exploratory."

The Dolphins reportedly want to see where Foster is medically after rupturing his Achilles' last October. Foster was cleared for light jogging in January and has been working out twice a day at his brother's gym, but it is unlikely he is ready to pass a physical. It appears unlikely Miami offers Foster a contract on this visit, but he could be an option after the draft.
Mar 28 - 12:18 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent Arian Foster (Achilles') will visit the Dolphins on Tuesday.

With apparently little faith in Jay Ajayi, the Dolphins have tried and failed to bring in several veteran backs this offseason. Pro Football Talk reported earlier in the month Foster plans "to be patient" in free agency as he recovers from a ruptured Achilles' tendon, but Miami may be desperate enough to give him the contract he wants right now. Foster has played just 25 games in the last three seasons. He will be 30 in August.
Mar 28 - 11:08 AM

Arian Foster's brother said he's "doing great" in his recovery from a torn Achilles.

Foster's brother Abdul runs IX Innovations, a training facility in Houston where Foster has been rehabbing. Foster is at an age where running backs often consider retirement but it doesn't look like he's ready to hang up his cleats. He was cleared for light jogging in January and has been putting in two workouts a day at his brother's gym. PFT's Mike Florio reported last week that Foster will take his time in choosing his next team.
Mar 20 - 10:51 AM

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reports Arian Foster (Achilles') plans "to be patient" in free agency.

"That means waiting to see what happens throughout free agency and the draft," Florio writes, "and to make a decision later in the offseason." It sounds like Foster, who ruptured his Achilles' in October, will wait until he is closer to 100 percent before making his final decision. That would likely change if the right situation came along. With C.J. Anderson possibly on his way out of Denver, a reunion with old coach Gary Kubiak could make sense for both sides.
Mar 11 - 5:45 PM

ESPN's John Clayton said free agent RB Arian Foster could be an option for the Seahawks.

"First you have to see where he is physically," Clayton said. "You'd like to try to get a younger back, but he's a back that may work out." Thomas Rawls is expected to open 2016 as the starter, but the Seahawks have talked about bringing in competition. Foster would be a great fit in Seattle, but he also should fetch more than they are willing to pay a backup running back. Clayton also mentioned the Broncos as a possible fit.
Mar 7 - 10:57 AM

ESPN's Tania Ganguli reports free agent Arian Foster (torn Achilles') is ahead of schedule in his rehab, and expected to be ready "in plenty of time" for training camp.

Per Ganguli, Foster "fully intends" to play in 2016. Going on 30, Foster averaged just 2.6 yards on his 63 carries before going down last season. He's missed 23 games over the past three years. Although he'll come with upside, he'll be a veteran flier ticketed for a committee in free agency.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 3 - 2:30 PM

Texans released/failed physical RB Arian Foster.

Foster was healthy for only four games last season, and has missed 23 games over the past three years. His release creates $6.625 million in cap space. Headed into his age-30 season, Foster was breaking down even before tearing his Achilles' tendon last season. His name will earn him looks in free agency, but at best, he'll likely be a committee member in 2016. With Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes the in-house options, the Texans will have to replace Foster through the draft or free agency.
Mar 3 - 10:11 AM

Texans GM Rick Smith said the team would not release Arian Foster (Achilles') solely because of his cap hit.

If the Texans move on from Foster, his $8.925 million cap hit will not be the only reason. Foster has played just 25 games the last three seasons, and his durability is not going to get any better entering his 30s. Coming off a devastating injury, his effectiveness is no longer a given either. The Texans' lack of talent at the position could save Foster, but it would be surprising if he is back.
Feb 25 - 1:27 PM

Texans owner Bob McNair believes the team needs to "get our running game going again."

"We'll be working on those things," McNair said. The Houston Chronicle expects the Texans to move on from Arian Foster, who is due $6.5 million after tearing his Achilles'. Cutting Foster would create $6.625 million in cap space. It would be a sensible move, but the Texans lack an heir apparent on their current roster.
Feb 11 - 2:32 PM

Arian Foster (Achilles') has been cleared for "light jogging."

Foster posted a video of his doctor delivering the news Tuesday. "Today you start some light jogging," the doctor said. "No pivoting, cutting, explosive activity. Strengthen all you want. Do your heel lift, elliptical, bike, jog." Foster suffered a ruptured Achilles' tendon in late October. He appears to be progressing well in his rehab, but he is unlikely to be ready for training camp. The Texans are expected to move on from the explosive but oft-injured back this offseason.
Source: ESPN
Feb 2 - 11:42 AM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Arian Foster (Achilles') is "working hard to get back."

Foster tore his Achilles' tendon in late October and will be in a race to be ready for training camp. The team he will be playing for once healthy remains a mystery. Carrying an $8.925 million cap hit into his age-30 season, it is expected the Texans will move on from the productive but oft-injured running back.
Jan 28 - 9:33 AM

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