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Dolphins Sign RB Arian Foster To One-Year Deal Worth Over $3.5M With Incentives

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Dolphins are signing veteran RB Arian Foster to a contract.

  • According to Alex Marvez, Foster’s one-year deal with the Dolphins is worth $1.5 million and can increase by reaching incentives.
  • Aaron Wilson reports that if Foster reaches incentives included in the contract, his contract can be worth $3.5 million.
  • Marvez says that a big factor for Foster was HC Adam Gase and his clear vision for how they’ll use him in 2016.
  • Pro Football Talk reports that Foster receives a $400,000 signing bonus as part of this contract.

Foster worked out for the Dolphins Monday and had a visit lined up with the Lions. However, it appears as though Miami was impressed enough with the way Foster looked that they got a deal done during the visit to prevent him from meeting with Detroit.

The Dolphins clear showed the most interest in Foster since he became available several months ago and could really use another running back to go along with Jay Ajayi third-round pick Kenyan Drake.

Foster is coming off of a season-ending Achilles’ injury, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Dolphins be cautious with him in the coming weeks.

Foster, 29, wound up signing on with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee 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.

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 had him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.