Arian Foster was “frolicking” on Wednesday

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There has been a lot of optimism in Houston that Arian Foster will be ready to roll in Week One, but the signs weren’t too encouraging on Wednesday.

Foster missed practice, and admitted he didn’t know if he was playing against the Colts.

“I don’t know. We’re going to take it day-by-day and see how it feels on Sunday,” Foster said.

Coach Gary Kubiak talked up Foster’s progress working on the side of practice.

“We’ll see where we’re at tomorrow, but it looked like he did a little bit more from me watching from afar,” Kubiak said in comments distributed by the team. “If Arian’s full speed and can play, we want him to play. We need to be at our best to win a football game, but at the same time, we’ve got to listen to what’s going on.”

It doesn’t make sense to push Foster to play when the team has quality backups in Derrick Ward and Ben Tate.   Still, Foster believes he’s almost ready to suit up.

“I was cutting. I was running, cutting and frolicking,” Foster said.

Frolicking sounds good. Definitely a lot better than anti-awesomeness.