- Ian Rapoport confirms the report and adds that Foster could pass a physical right now.
- According to Rapoport, the Dolphins are still unlikely to sign Foster to a contract following tomorrow’s meeting, seeing as he still can’t go full-speed as of now.
This if the first reported interest in Foster since the market opened over three weeks ago.
Last we heard, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported that Foster plans to be patient in finding a new team, given that he’s coming off of a torn Achilles, but should be 100 percent this summer.
Abdul Foster, Arian’s older brother, mentioned that Arian is “doing great” and still “passionate” about playing football.
“Arian’s doing great,” said Abdul Foster, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “When you go through stuff like this, you say, ‘Okay, I’m financially set. I don’t need to do this to take care of my family, but, at the end of the day, do I still love this game? Is there still a passion for me?’ The reason I’m excited is because Arian is still passionate about football.
“That’s always a question when money is involved and you’ve made your mark in the league. Do you still have a desire to play in the league. Arian still does, which is exciting to me. The good part is he’s motivated. He’s definitely putting in the work here.”
It’s worth mentioning that signing Foster to a contract wouldn’t factor into a team’s 2017 compensatory picks.
Foster, 29, was in the final year of his five-year, $43.5 million contract that included $20.75 million guaranteed when he was released in a move that freed up $6,625,000 in cap space for the Texans.
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 have him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.