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.
- Last night, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk wrote that Houston could try to get Foster to take a pay out or simply cut him.
- Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com also wondered if this could be the last we see of Foster in a Texans’ uniform.
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 OverTheCap.com, 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.