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Texans hope to get Arian Foster back on Monday

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The Texans have had a few false starts when it comes to getting running back Arian Foster back on the practice field after calf and back injuries which has caused them to reset the date for next week.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Texans coach Gary Kubiak said that the team hopes Foster will make his 2013 practice debut on Monday. If that goes off without a hitch, the team would like to see Foster get “a few carries” in the team’s third preseason game against the Saints.

Foster developed tightness in his back while trying to make his way back from a calf strain suffered in the spring. Kubiak said earlier this week that the team isn’t overly concerned about Foster’s ability to get back in time to start the season on the field.

“Any time guys aren’t on the field, you’re concerned [about] when they get back. But as far as are we concerned about him at this point, no, we know what we’re going through,” Kubiak said. “We know where we’re at, so we’ve got time. Do I want him out here? Yes. He needs to work to get ready for the season, and I think we’re awful close to doing that.”

Should Foster miss another projected return date, Kubiak might change his tune but until that happens there’s not much reason to feel more concerned about Foster’s status than the guys who are evaluating him every day.

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22 Responses to “Texans hope to get Arian Foster back on Monday”
  1. ctattles says: Aug 15, 2013 12:38 PM

    Im ready to see more Ben Tate in the regular season. Dude has elite talent going to waste on the bench. Not trying to say Fosters done but I do believe that Tate is better at this point.

  2. ilovemyringlessfranchise says: Aug 15, 2013 12:41 PM

    When will there ever be more reason for any one other than the coaches to be more concerned than the coaches about when Foster returns?

  3. zoxitic says: Aug 15, 2013 12:43 PM

    Great.

    Please tell us your individual goals Arian since it seems to be the most important thing to the me, me, me Texan players.

  4. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Aug 15, 2013 12:44 PM

    Shhhh. I feel as if Kubes makes some of these injuries up just to give his vets some more rest. Considering its a way better route to go than just saying, “Yea we’re giving all our vets time off”. Then news stories are created. Yata yata. Foster’s practice time is considerably less than most probably know anyways. I’ve read things where it sounds like he hardly takes any hits during the week in the season. Which if true, it’s a great idea.

    Plus LETS BE HONEST! The Texans are one of the top franchises in the NFL. They have been around for how long and are already number 5 on forbes? #1 rated PR department for several years. Our team depth is pretty good compared to most teams. Rick Smith is a boss! Most other teams suck in comparison. Including the cowgirls. Who has the biggest video board now ? Exactly, everything is bigger in Texas but everything is better in Houston. Can’t wait for the season!

  5. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Aug 15, 2013 12:44 PM

    O and have you seen that bull that they run out of at home? The one that shoots out fire? Enough said.

  6. ccjcsr says: Aug 15, 2013 12:55 PM

    Injury Prone

  7. mickdamill says: Aug 15, 2013 12:58 PM

    Good tactic to get teams to start underestimating this guy again.

  8. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 15, 2013 1:11 PM

    Tate has to be better this year. We need him to be able to take some of the burden off of Foster. Plus I think this is a contract year for Tate as well.

    If Tate can replicate 2011, he’ll make himself a bunch of money and maybe get the Texans to NJ…

  9. ctiggs says: Aug 15, 2013 1:13 PM

    Who should i draft Foster, Spiller, charles, Mccoy, Megatron, or Rice (Im picking 2nd so that answers your first question).

  10. We need Bud Grant says: Aug 15, 2013 1:14 PM

    @ilovemyringlessfranchise

    What?

  11. galvestontexans says: Aug 15, 2013 1:21 PM

    He doesn’t need a lot of preseason touches to be ready to go week 1.

  12. chargersdiehard says: Aug 15, 2013 1:25 PM

    In a few weeks when they open the season against a stout Chargers defense, Arian the poet/rapper/running back is gonna wish he stayed injured.

  13. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 15, 2013 1:36 PM

    chargersdiehard says:
    Aug 15, 2013 1:25 PM

    In a few weeks when they open the season against a stout Chargers defense, Arian the poet/rapper/running back is gonna wish he stayed injured.
    __________________________________

    Lol… is that a joke…. 130yds a game they gave up on the ground last year… thats good for 25th best in the league….

    New addition Dwight Freeney could care less about the run so he’s no help there and please come back with “but we added Manti Te’o” Please….

  14. toybkshr says: Aug 15, 2013 1:58 PM

    Agree with the post above, altho I don’t think the teams make injuries up, I do believe that the hits starting RB’s take in games has most teams looking for ways to reduce the hits & workload during preseason.

  15. allascowboys says: Aug 15, 2013 3:13 PM

    8to80texansblog says:Aug 15, 2013 1:36 PM

    chargersdiehard says:
    Aug 15, 2013 1:25 PM

    In a few weeks when they open the season against a stout Chargers defense, Arian the poet/rapper/running back is gonna wish he stayed injured.
    __________________________________

    Lol… is that a joke…. 130yds a game they gave up on the ground last year… thats good for 25th best in the league….

    New addition Dwight Freeney could care less about the run so he’s no help there and please come back with “but we added Manti Te’o” Please….
    __________________________________

    But they added Manti Te’o

  16. whitemike55 says: Aug 15, 2013 3:40 PM

    I’ll be concerned Sept. 9th when he doesn’t suit up. Until then, I’m not worried. Foster knows the ‘system’ nothing good can come out of him playing in pre-season, only an injury if he plays.

  17. billhicks666 says: Aug 15, 2013 3:42 PM

    zoxitic = tool

  18. GrossmanDaSexCannon says: Aug 15, 2013 5:15 PM

    Houston’s My second favorite team, with that said, Leave him on the bench. Preseason is for getting down timing and letting the 2nd thru 4th string-ers fight it out. Why let rush one of the best running backs in the league back in the game WHEN YOU ARE ALREADY MOVING THE BALL OK WITH YOUR SECOND STRING?!

  19. damcmp says: Aug 15, 2013 5:34 PM

    Give him $43 mil to buy chicken wings and he quits on you…..LOL what a joke…..a system runner

  20. larrydavid7000 says: Aug 15, 2013 6:33 PM

    I’ll take Alfred Morris over this China doll Clown in fantasy football and in reality.

  21. cannonballdookie says: Aug 15, 2013 6:38 PM

    Sit down and watch the regression guys. His YPC has declined each of the past few years, and even though he’s got a lot of yards, he gets so many carries and it’s now starting to take it’s toll. Wouldn’t be shocked if he’s under 1000 this year and Tate gets the job by next season.

  22. djaehne says: Aug 15, 2013 7:02 PM

    haha…if Foster was put on waivers for being so injury prone, I wonder how many teams might take a chance on seeing if there is anything left in his tank. Geez, the IQ level is like rain fall in the summer, scarce.

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