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Texans Not Expected To Sign A Running Back, Even After Loss Of Arian Foster

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Texans are not expected to bring in another running back, despite losing RB Arian Foster for the remainder of the season with a torn Achilles.

Instead, the Texans plan to move forward with Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes, Chris Polk and Kenny Hilliard, who’s currently on their practice squad.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle also expects the Texans to employ a committee approach moving forward.

For what it’s worth, Houston previously worked out free agent running backs including Ben Malena, Joe McKnight, and Pierre Thomas, but never signed either of them to contracts.

Blue is likely to open as the team’s starting, seeing as he’s already filled in for Foster earlier in the season.

Blue, 24, is in the second year of his four-year, $2,337,932 rookie contract that included a $117,932 signing bonus. He stands to make a base salary of $510,000 for the 2015 season.

This season, Blue has appeared in seven games and ran for 234 yards on 60 carries (3.9 YPC) to go along with three receptions for 22 yards receiving and one total touchdown.

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