The Houston Texans have officially announced the release of RB Arian Foster on Thursday.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) March 3, 2016
Arian Foster‘s agent has already confirmed the news via his Twitter account.
— Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) March 3, 2016
Foster’s 2015 season ended with him suffering an Achilles tear and there had been talk that he was likely to be released before the start of free agency.
Assuming he’s healthy, I’m sure there would be a market for his services. However, he’ll be hard pressed to make the same kind of money moving forward, even with the cap increase.
Foster, 29, had one year remaining on his five-year, $43.5 million contract that included $20.75 million guaranteed. He was set to make a base salary of $6.5 million for the 2016 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, cutting Foster will free up $6,625,000 in cap space while also creating $2,300,000 in dead money.
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.