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Arian Foster full go for Sunday

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After a false start two weeks ago, Arian Foster is ready to give it another shot this weekend against the Steelers.

Texans coach Gary Kubiak said that Foster “looks good” in practice and that he is set to play his second game of the season this weekend. The concern is that Foster’s hamstring might not be ready for heavy use after his first attempt to play this season, Week Two against the Dolphins, ended at halftime after Foster reaggravated the injury that kept him out of the season opener against the Colts. That doesn’t appear to be a concern for Kubiak this week.

“We’re going to put him back to work full-time and see how he holds up,” Kubiak said, via Nick Scurfield of the Texans website.

If Foster does get a full workload, you can expect to see a lot less of Ben Tate. Tate ran for more than 100 yards in each of the first two weeks and had 82 yards on 19 carries against the Saints last week. Tate scored just one touchdown, however, and the team is struggling to find a way to get more touchdowns out of their trips to the red zone. In 26 red zone rushes this year, the Texans have run for one yard or less 11 times.

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21 Responses to “Arian Foster full go for Sunday”
  1. orakpownd says: Sep 30, 2011 4:34 PM

    Pan here….come be a flash in me.

  2. donterrelli says: Sep 30, 2011 4:47 PM

    I guess Gary Kubiak doesn’t believe in staying with the hot hand.

  3. captainwisdom8888 says: Sep 30, 2011 4:47 PM

    Tate is the man moving forward. im not sold that foster is taking good care of his injuries

  4. chatttty says: Sep 30, 2011 5:00 PM

    I wont believe he’s back until i see a picture of his mri

  5. rjguerra says: Sep 30, 2011 5:04 PM

    Wouldn’t doubt he reaggravates it again against Pittsburgh. Another Vontae Leach style fullback would help Houston in that red zone rushing problem they are famous for this year.

  6. aboveaveragejoe11 says: Sep 30, 2011 5:05 PM

    I think I’ll hang on to Ben Tate in fantasy just in case.

  7. fissels says: Sep 30, 2011 5:05 PM

    It will be interesting to see how he holds up

  8. therealsmiley says: Sep 30, 2011 5:06 PM

    The guy does everything..block..catch and run. He just needs to stay healthy. Hail!

  9. youdownwithjpp says: Sep 30, 2011 5:14 PM

    Hmm. Should I start him or sit’em? I’m still a little concerned with the injury. What does the PFT nation think?

  10. whitemike55 says: Sep 30, 2011 5:23 PM

    89 yds rushing
    17 yds receiving, 3 receptions
    2 TD

    Texans 24
    Steelers 20

  11. kingokra says: Sep 30, 2011 5:39 PM

    Yep, full go…until the 2nd quarter when he limps off the field with a torn hammy. Now that’s anti-awesome! Smart move, Texans.

  12. kingkreg12 says: Sep 30, 2011 5:49 PM

    Better hope that he really is 100%…. You can’t send this guy out there and have him get hurt again, their red zone struggle will continue without him.

    I think Tate is very talented, but he isn’t at the same level as Foster.

  13. texanfan4life says: Sep 30, 2011 5:53 PM

    @ whitemike55 are you in Houston? I think i have heard you call into local sports shows before…

  14. boltschick says: Sep 30, 2011 5:57 PM

    Hope they’re not rushing him back. Let the hammy heal once and for all.

  15. glocker7 says: Sep 30, 2011 6:50 PM

    Fantasy bust! Hammy will linger all season

  16. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Sep 30, 2011 6:56 PM

    ugh.. Lets hope its not too soon!

  17. eaglesnoles05 says: Sep 30, 2011 10:49 PM


    Foster’s bleeding scar tissued hammy that he insists on not resting for longer than 13 days.

  18. staffordsyear says: Oct 1, 2011 1:08 AM

    Hey thanks guys! Think I’ll hold on to that Ben Tate guy in fantasy after all!

  19. tgadler says: Oct 1, 2011 5:02 AM

    Foster is playing on an undrafted free agent contract. He isn’t getting paid squat. He needs a big year so he can get paid next year. He cant affird to be overly cautious. The Texans need him too. Their other backs are pretty damn good, but he’s better. He’ll solve a lot if their red zone problems. If he says he’s good to go, and the team docs agree, go kick some butt Arian.

  20. denverdude7 says: Oct 1, 2011 10:38 AM


    Welcome back. Again.

    Let’s hope you can actually play more than half a game this time. What a wuss.

  21. robcypher says: Oct 2, 2011 1:29 AM

    He should wait until next week, the Steelers will own him now.

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