Arian Foster won’t be going anywhere.
The Houston Texans and Foster have agreed to a five-year contract extension, as confirmed by Foster’s agent, Mike McCartney, on Twitter.
There’s no word on how much money the Texans will be paying Foster, but this will be an interesting contract to see: After disappointing seasons from big-money running backs last year, NFL teams are generally expected to be hesitant to sign running backs to long-term deals this year. But the 25-year-old Foster and the Texans have found common ground on a contract that will keep him in the fold until he’s 30.
Foster is coming off a 2011 season in which he missed three games and was slowed by hamstring injuries in others, but still managed to run the ball 278 times for 1,224 yards and 10 touchdowns, and catch 53 passes for another 617 yards and two touchdowns.