The Houston Texans are looking to continue their dominance in the AFC South, but it looks like they will be moving forward from a long time running back of theirs and it may be the best for their future.
The team announced on Thursday that they would cut long-time running back Arian Foster. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Big move: Arian Foster has been told the Texans are releasing him, per a source close to him. After great run, Foster finished in Houston.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 3, 2016
Foster has spent all seven seasons of his career in Houston and racked up over 7,000 yards on the ground with the team. He led the NFL in rushing attempts and touchdowns in 2012 and also led the NFL in a number of categories, including winning the rushing title, in 2010, just his second year in the NFL.
The team also stated that the reason for his release is due to not being able to stay healthy. General Manager Rick Smith said that his $6.5 million salary would not be the reason for cutting him.
If he can stay healthy, however, he may be able to help any team that needs help running the ball.
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