Arian Foster’s Time With Texans Could Be Over Following Achilles Injury?

Jason Cole of B/R reports that recent Achilles injury sustained by Texans RB Arian Foster may ultimately end his career in Houston.

Cole mentions that Foster’s $6.5 million salary for the 2016 season is a large amount of money to commit to a running back that has had a hard time staying healthy in recent years.

Assuming that Foster is, in fact, out for the year, which is the consensus belief right now, he would have missed 23 games over the past three seasons. Plus, Foster will turn 30 before the start of next year.

Cole isn’t alone in speculating that this could be it for Foster’s time with the Texans.

Foster, 28, has another two years remaining on his five-year, $43.5 million contract that included $20.75 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $6 million and $6.5 million over the final two years of the agreement.

According to, releasing would free up $7 million cap space next year while creating $2.3 million in dead money.

Coming into today’s game, Foster had ran for 104 yards on 45 carries (2.3 YPC) to go along with 17 receptions for 161 yards receiving and and a touchdown.

We’ll have more regarding Foster’s future with the Texans as the news is available.

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