After seven years, the Houston Texans have decided to part ways with four-time pro bowl running back Arian Foster.
General manager Rick Smith made a statement about the split saying, “There are not many players I respect more than Arian Foster. He maximized his opportunity as an undrafted college free agent and worked to become the most productive back in franchise history and one of the most complete backs in the NFL during his tenure with the Texans. Arian has contributed much, and meant a great deal to the success of the franchise over the past seven seasons and we wish him only the best as he continues his playing career.”
Though Foster struggled this past season having missed 12 games due to injury, he has had an undeniable impact on the Texans franchise. Foster leaves as the Texans’ franchise all-time leader in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, yards per game and total scoring for a non-kicker. After his release, Foster shared some of his thoughts via Instagram saying, “I’ve got (seven) years of beautiful memories with teammates, staff and coaches I’ll never forget. Thank you all for being a part of this journey. People that I call friends and brothers have all contributed to the success of what we did on the field, and also to the person that I am off …”
A healthy Arian Foster will have no problem finding a new home as he is an effective and explosive player on the field. Rumors of the Broncos, Seahawks, and Patriots being interested have already surfaced. Foster has a lot more football left in him.