The Houston Texans have parted ways with their all-time leading rusher, Arian Foster.
Foster was released Thursday after seven seasons with the team. The dual threat back scored 68 TDs and rushed for 6,472 yards, including a league-high 1,616 in 2010. A four-time Pro Bowler, Foster exceeded 1,200 yards four times.
However durability was never one of his strengths. Foster played a full 16-game schedule just twice and missed 23 games with various injuries over the last three seasons. He was limited to four games in 2015, which was cut short by a torn Achilles’ tendon.
Foster’s release saves $6.6 million in cap space. He joins a growing pool of free agent backs, a list that includes Doug Martin, Matt Forte, Lamar Miller and Alfred Morris.
The Texans hold the 22nd pick of the upcoming draft. Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes are currently the top backs on Houston’s roster.
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