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Arian Foster says he’s been medically cleared

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Ben Tate is the newest running back in Cleveland, which means that the Texans have lost the reliable complement to Arian Foster that they’ve had on hand for the last three seasons.

No one expected Tate to return to Houston, but his departure comes after a season that saw Foster end up on injured reserve because of a back injury. Foster had surgery in November on his back and the Texans have maintained that they expect him to be fine for next season. Late on Saturday night, Foster anounced that his doctors have the same view.

That’s good news for the Texans, obviously, but it doesn’t eliminate the need for them to look for someone to play Tate’s role in the backfield. Ray Graham, Jonathan Grimes and Dennis Johnson are all currently on the roster, but it would be surprising if the Texans didn’t add at least one more back to the list of candidates to complement the heavily used Foster in 2014.

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20 Responses to “Arian Foster says he’s been medically cleared”
  1. alshonbrandontandem says: Mar 16, 2014 10:49 AM

    Sign Michael Bush, he’s available.

  2. jermainewiggins says: Mar 16, 2014 10:52 AM

    Until next month…

  3. dabears2485 says: Mar 16, 2014 11:34 AM

    Two words: Andre Brown

  4. canetic says: Mar 16, 2014 11:34 AM

    Going vegan really paid off

  5. larrydavid7000 says: Mar 16, 2014 11:42 AM

    This clown is a china doll.!!!!!! I would not touch him with a ten foot pole.

  6. raidermanrock says: Mar 16, 2014 11:44 AM

    Andre brown will be a raider .go raiders

  7. blizzard01 says: Mar 16, 2014 11:58 AM

    He wears his hat funny.

  8. htowntexansred says: Mar 16, 2014 12:03 PM

    If I was Texans I’ll bring in RB Blount from New England to back up Foster.

  9. coachhanni says: Mar 16, 2014 12:25 PM

    honestly had the potential to be a very good tailback in this league and was when he was healthy . I really hope he thinks about it and calls it a career before hes hurt really bad and has long term effects from it

  10. zoomzoom03 says: Mar 16, 2014 12:26 PM

    I don’t understand the attitude Foster? “if anyone asked” the fact that you were injured almost all season last year for one reason or another is not our fault but yours. you missed almost all ota’s and preseason with injuries which mean you came in injured. it appears to me that you have become lazy and don’t really care to play after your payday. yea the news jumped on you about your baby mama drama but the real fans that could care less and the ones YOU let down. why don’t you eat some humble pie, keep your mouth shut and come out storming this year……my opinion..I doubt you will, you will come in lazy, get injured and ride the season.

  11. thefiesty1 says: Mar 16, 2014 12:34 PM

    Double their wins this year over last season.

  12. realdealsteel says: Mar 16, 2014 1:55 PM

    Luckily for him he got his big contract (signing bonus) before his back went out. I just think it’s all down hill for his career from this point on.

    Texans need to draft a new stud RB and go from there.

  13. zedanski says: Mar 16, 2014 3:02 PM

    Later on, Foster made a correction in this retweet,

    “And for those wondering, my doctor has medically cleared me to get hurt very early again next season”

  14. moeman79 says: Mar 16, 2014 3:11 PM

    stay away from bad backs hard to work muchless play football with hurt back.

  15. stampnhawk says: Mar 16, 2014 6:56 PM

    So when’s the updated IPO for the Foster stock hitting the market?

    -Says no-one

  16. ilovefoolsball says: Mar 16, 2014 8:24 PM

    So should I keep Foster or not as a keeper?

  17. wattso99 says: Mar 16, 2014 9:10 PM

    Hate to say it, but I think that this guys days are almost over. Id love to see him make a comeback but backs’ shelf lives are so short. Draft a good one. Obviously not with the first pick overall

  18. scbaby2013 says: Mar 16, 2014 11:47 PM

    This guy took $ while in college so I don’t care for him from the get go…texans have talent and it’d be good to look elsewhere since this dude can’t stay healthy

  19. henryd3rd says: Mar 17, 2014 1:58 AM

    IPO! How the mighty have fallen!

  20. rayvid says: Mar 17, 2014 11:32 AM

    I’m willing to give Foster the benefit of the doubt. Let’s see what a new offense and a slightly lighter workload can do for him.

    I wouldn’t mind seeing the Texans sign Andre Brown, Knowshon Moreno or Michael Bush as an “insurance policy” though. I think they need to get a fullback AND USE HIM for next year as well. Foster’s best year was in 2010 running behind Vonta Leach.

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