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Draft Scout Arian Foster News
07/18/16 - RB Arian Foster will join the Miami Dolphins on a one-year deal worth $1.5 million.
Mike McCartney, Foster's agent congratulated the former Texans star via Twitter on Monday.
Foster could earn as much as $3.5 million based on incentives.
Ironically, the Dolphins' leading rusher last year, Lamar Miller, signed with the Texans in the offseason.
Foster will compete with Jay Ajayi and rookie Kenyan Drake for playing time.
Foster was a free agent who earned the starting job in Houston in 2010. He averaged 20 carries per game but also suffered a series of setbacks including hamstring injuries, a knee injury, groin injuries and a major back injury that required surgery.
Foster has rushed for more than 1,200 yards four times in his career. He led the league in rushing during his second season, running for 1,616 yards in 2010 for the Houston Texans. He ran for 1,246 yards in 13 games in 2014, but he played in just four games last season before the Achilles injury.
Foster turns 30 years old next month.
03/03/16 - RB Arian Foster had his contract terminated by the Texans Thursday (March 3) with the designation failed physical. He has missed 23 games because of injuries the past three seasons.
Foster rushed for 163 yards and one touchdown in four games last season.
"There are not many players I respect more than Arian Foster," Texans executive vice president of football operations and general manager Rick Smith said. "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."
Head coach Bill O'Brien was hesitant and noncommittal when asked at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine whether Foster would return. Smith said then that the move would not be made based solely on Foster's high cap number.
Foster, 29, is recovering from a torn Achilles tendon suffered in October and he underwent groin surgery in August 2015.
Foster was due a $6.5 million non-guaranteed base salary in the final year of a five-year, $43.5 million contract. Foster also has a $500,000 roster bonus to be paid $31,250 for every game he is active. He has an $8.925 million salary-cap figure.
Smith had predicted Foster would bounce back next season, but that comeback won't be with the Texans. Foster has been cleared to jog and is hoping to play next season, which he's expressed recently to the Texans. He has 6,472 career yards and 54 touchdowns.
11/03/15 - RB Arian Foster, on injured reserve, had successful surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon.
10/29/15 - RB Arian Foster (torn Achilles) was placed on reserve/injured by the Texans Tuesday (Oct. 27).
10/26/15 - RB Arian Foster is out for the season with a torn right Achilles tendon that will require surgery.
Foster's injury-abbreviated, four-game season ends with him rushing for 163 yards and one touchdown on 63 carries and catching 22 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns. Earlier this season, he was sidelined after undergoing surgery in August to repair a groin muscle that was partially torn off the bone.
"I know he's hurt," coach Bill O'Brien said. "He worked hard to come back for the season, had the groin injury, and now this injury. He's a guy that's proven he can come back from injury. I'm sure once he's able to rehab it, he'll rehab it very diligently and try to come back."