Houston Texans release running back Arian Foster

The Houston Texans have told veteran running back Arian Foster that he will be released, ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported.

Foster rushed for over 6,000 yards during his seven seasons in Houston, the most in franchise history. In 2010, the University of Tennessee product rushed for 1,616 yards and 16 touchdowns. But his time in Houston was too often plagued by injuries. He hasn’t played a full 16-game season since 2012 and missed 12 games this season with a torn Achilles.

What’s more, Foster will be 30 next season and would have cost the Texans $6.5 million in base salary. That’s simply too much money to justify paying an injury-prone back north of 30. If he does sign with another team, it will assuredly be at a much cheaper price.

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