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Arian Foster insists he’ll play Sunday

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As we get closer and closer to the moment at which all of the Christmas presents simultaneously open with the commencement of nine games at once, more questions are being answered regarding the availability of key players.

Officially, the Texans say that running back Arian Foster is questionable to play with a knee problem that popped up out of nowhere on Thursday during practice.  Unofficially, he’s a game-time decision.  Privately, Foster continues to say he’s playing.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that Foster still insists that he’s playing, and that the injury is minor.

The question remains whether and to what extent the Texans will use him against a Dolphins team that could be put away fairly early, given that it’s quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s first game and he doesn’t really have any weapons and the Texans have a pretty good (intentional understatement) defense.

So, like Adrian Peterson, Foster may play — but not play.  And it could be that Ben Tate gets more reps and touches and yards and all the other stuff fantasy owners care about.

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16 Responses to “Arian Foster insists he’ll play Sunday”
  1. mjb0680 says: Sep 8, 2012 11:45 AM

    Gotta love this guys attitude

  2. vuudu says: Sep 8, 2012 11:55 AM

    I don’t like his attitude. He does not help the coaching team at all when it comes to have a strategy going into a game. He has this lone soldier attitude that will not work with other strong coaches. Can a Giants player or a Pats, especially a Pats play tweet his MRI for the world to see?
    Just shut it Foster.

  3. The Buffer Zone says: Sep 8, 2012 11:56 AM

    The opening line of this accurately describes how I’ll feel Sunday at 1pm…well done, sir…well done.

  4. dabutcha114 says: Sep 8, 2012 11:59 AM

    Already I gotta bench my #1 pick.

  5. freshnsoclean says: Sep 8, 2012 12:01 PM

    Ben Tate is the best backup in the NFL.

  6. randallflagg52 says: Sep 8, 2012 12:13 PM

    Brace yourselves…. the fantasy nerds will soon be commenting.

  7. schmitty2 says: Sep 8, 2012 12:29 PM

    vuudu says:
    Sep 8, 2012 11:55 AM
    I don’t like his attitude. He does not help the coaching team at all when it comes to have a strategy going into a game. He has this lone soldier attitude that will not work with other strong coaches. Can a Giants player or a Pats, especially a Pats play tweet his MRI for the world to see?
    Just shut it Foster.

    It’s still early but this has to win the “lamest nonsense ramble of the day” award

  8. bleachertees says: Sep 8, 2012 12:33 PM

    Foster should post a MRI on twitter so we can take a look and decide for ourselves.

  9. cantonbound13 says: Sep 8, 2012 1:27 PM

    Doesn’t matter, Houston’s backups could beat the Dolphins easily.

  10. billhicks666 says: Sep 8, 2012 1:53 PM

    vuudu says:

    “I don’t like his attitude…Can a Giants player or a Pats, especially a Pats play tweet his MRI for the world to see? Just shut it Foster.”

    I have a much better idea, vuudu. YOU shut it and spare us from any more of your inane takes.

  11. pfthatesmiami says: Sep 8, 2012 1:59 PM

    Any Texans fans that think this is gonna be some kind of cake walk have as little knowledge of the NFL as Florio.

    I’m not a homer and realize the Texans are the better team, but to act as if Miami shouldnt even show up is ridiculous. I hope the Texans players are as over confident as Florio.

  12. bchapman2011 says: Sep 8, 2012 3:10 PM

    This does not matter to anybody other than fantasy football fans…..I am a Miami fan but the Dolphins would lose by three touchdowns either way.

  13. rwd681 says: Sep 8, 2012 5:21 PM

    Thanks Chap, Glad to see someone on here has a brain. Yes you can never count out any NFL team but Texans scrubs could take Miami.

  14. august1969 says: Sep 8, 2012 5:33 PM

    He is splitting reps until the game is out of reach, then he sits. Big whoop.

  15. dlmcc1010 says: Sep 8, 2012 7:57 PM

    Theres really no point in even chancing it. It will be like a pre season game where he may get 5-7 touches tops. Ben Tate is a capable backup and they dont exactly need him to beat the Dolphins

  16. annes22 says: Sep 8, 2012 8:43 PM

    Carry on and let him play, see what happens.
    First game of the season, all the know alls have no clue what is going to happen.
    This is suppose to be a “blow out” let’s see.

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