Foster, who has been battling injuries all offseason, looks to recover a strained calf and sore back that have been a dark cloud over him for a majority of the last three months.
“I’m fine,’” Foster told King. “My body feels great. I actually think all this time [off] might help.
“You ask any player: ‘How’d you enjoy the lockout season?’ Great time. You had a chance to train without [having to] practice every day. When you got back to training camp, everyone felt fresh. That’s exactly how I feel right now. Over the past couple of months I had the chance to just train and rehab and work on my body and didn’t have all those carries in training camp. Even during camp I got a long rest [because of the back injury]. It’s usually a grind. Now I feel fresh. I feel rejuvenated.”
Foster has been a workhorse for the Texans over the last three seasons, averaging 95 yards a contest during that span. Having basically not played the game during summer, it is unknown how heavily Gary Kubiak will rely on Foster Week 1 with a solid back up option like Ben Tate who is more than capable of aiding in the rushing game.