Abdul Foster, the older brother of free agent RB Arian Foster, mentioned that Arian is “doing great” and still “passionate” about playing football.
“Arian’s doing great,” said Abdul Foster, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “When you go through stuff like this, you say, ‘Okay, I’m financially set. I don’t need to do this to take care of my family, but, at the end of the day, do I still love this game? Is there still a passion for me?’ The reason I’m excited is because Arian is still passionate about football.
“That’s always a question when money is involved and you’ve made your mark in the league. Do you still have a desire to play in the league. Arian still does, which is exciting to me. The good part is he’s motivated. He’s definitely putting in the work here.”
There hasn’t been any reported interest in Foster since the market opened, but this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, considering that he’s coming off of an Achilles’ tear.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk recently reported that Foster plans to be patient in finding a new team and wait until later in the offseason before pursuing opportunities.
Florio mentions that this is probably a smart move for Foster, given that he’s coming off of a torn Achilles, but should be 100 percent this summer.
It’s worth mentioning that signing Foster to a contract wouldn’t factor into a team’s 2017 compensatory picks.
Foster, 29, was in the final year of his five-year, $43.5 million contract that included $20.75 million guaranteed when he was released in a move that freed up $6,625,000 in cap space for the Texans.
In 2015, Foster ran for 163 yards on 63 carries (2.6 YPC) to go along with 22 receptions for 227 yards receiving and and three touchdowns.
We have him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.