The Miami Dolphins officially placed RB Arian Foster on the reserve/retired after he announced his retirement from the NFL Monday night.
Dolphins RB Arian Foster announced Monday evening that he’s retiring from the NFL on the Uniterrupted.
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) October 25, 2016
Foster, 30, originally signed on with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee back in back in 2009. He spent seven years with the Texans before they released him in a move that freed up $6,625,000 in cap space for Houston a few months ago.
Miami elected to sign Foster to a one-year deal worth over $3.5 million this summer but he’s been dealing with injuries this season. Adam Schefter reports that Foster had another lower body/soft-tissue injury that led to the decision to walk away.
Beyond that, Miami clearly has their No. 1 running back in place with Jay Ajayi, so it’s hard to say that there would have been a lot of carries for him from here on.
Over the course of his eight-year career, Foster ran for 6,527 yards on 1,476 carries (4.4 YPC) to go along with 255 receptions for 2,346 yards receiving and 68 total touchdowns. Foster was a four-time Pro Bowl selection and was a first-team All-Pro in 2010.