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Arian Foster misses practice again

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Your daily Arian Foster update is similar to the update from the last two days.

Foster didn’t practice on Friday, but Texans coach Gary Kubiak swears that Foster got great work done on the side of practice.

“Arian did not practice today but worked extremely hard in his rehab. He took a big step forward . . . it will be a game-time decision.”

We’re skeptical.  Foster hasn’t practiced since hurting his hamstring weeks ago.  It just doesn’t make sense to rush him back without any practice even if he looks good during a Saturday warmup.

Kubiak announced Derrick Ward would start in Foster’s place, with Ben Tate playing behind Ward.  The Texans ran the ball 40 times in a Week One win over the Colts last year and we wouldn’t be surprised to see a similar number this year, whether Foster plays or not.

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18 Responses to “Arian Foster misses practice again”
  1. pastorinisflak says: Sep 9, 2011 3:27 PM

    It looks like Foster is missing his forearm in this picture. That’s kind of gross.

  2. highoctane1 says: Sep 9, 2011 3:27 PM

    I have Foster on my fantasy team and am not a Texans fan, but if there is any question about his readiness, the Texans should sit him. They should be able to beat Indy without him and, even if they do not, the division is still ripe for the taking.

  3. ebeg420 says: Sep 9, 2011 3:32 PM

    Can we get a picture of his MRI?

  4. qdog112 says: Sep 9, 2011 3:38 PM

    Foster will be 0 for September. See ya next month.

  5. berniemadoffsides says: Sep 9, 2011 3:40 PM

    Indy’s run D is always amongst the worst in the league every year. Speaking as a Giants fan, Derrick Ward is more than capable of handling 20-25 carries at home. Look at his 2008 stats if you’re at all skeptical: 5.6 YPC, over 1,000 yards on only 182 carries, 41 catches for almost 400 yards… trust me, the guy can handle Indy for a week.

    And for all of you fantasy fans that drafted Foster and didn’t grab Ward, you obviously didn’t plan ahead. A nagging hamstring injury is no joke. Although Tate has a ton of potential, Ward’s a seasoned veteran who knows how to run, catch, and pass protect. Tate’s still never played one down in a regular season NFL game.

  6. hermanspeewee says: Sep 9, 2011 3:41 PM

    Ben Tate is a solid starting option week 1, but Indy won’t be as bad as people think.

  7. blackbeardk says: Sep 9, 2011 3:55 PM

    I would still bet money on Tate…he has looked far better…

  8. choisbois says: Sep 9, 2011 3:56 PM

    Texans should still get the W. Good for Schaub & Johnson owners this week.

  9. blackbug99 says: Sep 9, 2011 4:12 PM

    Maybe he was frolicking!!!

  10. qdog112 says: Sep 9, 2011 4:14 PM

    Ward is coming off a concussion. He may start and get a handful of carries, Tate will carry the load and make it easier for Foster to sit out – all month.

  11. mel1sharples says: Sep 9, 2011 4:15 PM

    Mr Tate…Welcome to Hairy Sacks’ starting Fantasy Football lineup.

  12. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Sep 9, 2011 4:36 PM

    Please PLEASE PLEASE don’t let this guy play week 1. There is NO need, the colts won’t compete. Save him for important games, hence week 3 vs the saints. An later against the steelers

  13. raynman49 says: Sep 9, 2011 5:12 PM

    Where the hell is Steve Slaton? He’s better than Ward!

  14. galvestontexans says: Sep 9, 2011 5:32 PM

    Slaton is 4th on the dept chat I think Tate is going to get the most yards Sunday

  15. whoaleckna says: Sep 9, 2011 5:54 PM

    Derrick Ward should get the bulk of carries for this week one matchup but don’t sleep on Ben Tate for later in the season. He has shown power and a good burst in his preseason play.

  16. blountforce says: Sep 9, 2011 6:35 PM

    Last yr, i drafted Foster when no one knew who he was…… this yr, i have Tate waiting in the wings. Rest that hammy, Arian!!!

  17. highoctane1 says: Sep 9, 2011 6:58 PM

    The Colts will definitely be as bad as I think they will be…and I think they will be very bad. Peyton made mediocre players look good. Kerry Collins is a mediocre play who will allow his teamates to stay mediocre. With Manning out and Garrard gone, the only thing standing in Houston’s way is Tennessee. If the Texans can’t get over .500 and win the division this year, then they might as well join the UFL. As for Indy, “With the first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft…”

  18. gguffey says: Sep 9, 2011 9:18 PM

    Foster could drag his leg and still get 150 yards against the Colts run defense.

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