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Foster could start for Texans

Even if the Texans don’t make the playoffs, they have some positives to take from the end of this season.

They finally won a big game against another playoff contender in Miami.  And they may have found a running back that can help them in 2010.

Undrafted rookie Arian Foster rushed for 97 yards on 20 carries against Miami, and could start this week against the Patriots.  Foster is a 222-pound one-cut runner that fits the Texans system well.  He’s surprisingly nimble in the passing game as well.

Foster and Ryan Moats are expected to get most of the carries Sunday. 

The Texans need to fix their running game this offseason, but Foster and Steve Slaton should both figure prominently in the team’s 2010 plans.

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2 Responses to “Foster could start for Texans”
  1. robolundgren says: Dec 31, 2009 11:57 AM

    The Dolphins D is all kinds of beat up, makes Foster’s game seem like more of an aberration than a constant. Can’t blame the Texans for trying something different this late in the season, pretty sure they’re dead last as far as Rush O goes.

  2. BeezAtUT says: Dec 31, 2009 12:13 PM

    Foster has had some ball security issues his entire career, but if he hadn’t come back for his senior year at UT, he likely would’ve been a first-day (possibly late first, early second) pick.
    I was really surprised he went undrafted, and am not surprised to see him doing well. Go Arian!

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