The Texans keep expecting running back Arian Foster to come back at a certain time, and he keeps not coming back.
But coach Gary Kubiak said he’s still confident that Foster would be ready for the regular season opener, despite the fact he hasn’t been activated from the PUP list or taken a snap this preseason.
“I am, because I watch him work,” Kubiak said, via Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle. “I’ve been watching him — he’s basically going through practice or has been since we’ve been in camp on his own with [head trainer] Geoff [Kaplan]. And, obviously, there’s been a little setback as we try to get the soreness out of him. But from what I’ve seen, yes, because it’s not like he’s been standing around for the last three weeks.”
Asked if he had a new date for Foster’s return from calf and back issues, and Kubiak said if he did, “I’d give it you.”
“[Monday] was my date and that one didn’t work,” Kubiak said. “So we’ll just have some patience here.”
If the regular season rolls around and Foster is well and able and performs the way he has in the past, there will be no reason for concern. Until then, it seems some of the offseason concerns about his condition might have been a bigger deal than he was willing to admit.