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Arian Foster: “Thank you all for being part of this journey”

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On the day his expected release became official, former Texans running back Arian Foster took to social media to write a thank you letter to the city of Houston.

“I’ve got 7 years of beautiful memories with teammates, staff and coaches I’ll never forget,” Foster wrote. “Thank you all for being a part of this journey. People that I call friends and brothers have all contributed to the success of what we did on the field, and also to the person that I am off. With everything in me, I love and respect the men and women you are. You are a part of me for good.

“And to the city of Houston, I genuinely appreciate every ounce of love I’ve ever gotten.”

An undrafted rookie elevated off the practice squad during the 2009 season, Foster, 29, went to four Pro Bowls and led the NFL in rushing in 2010.

“In 2009 I flew to Houston with every piece of clothing I owned,” Foster wrote in his Instagram letter, “and told my mother I wasn’t coming home.”

The Texans released Foster with a failed physical designation. Injuries limited him to just four games last season, and he was due to make $6.5 million and carry a salary-cap number of almost $9 million in 2016.

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26 Responses to “Arian Foster: “Thank you all for being part of this journey””
  1. jchipwood says: Mar 3, 2016 7:46 PM

    I wonder if he can go without getting hurt until another team signs him.

  2. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Mar 3, 2016 8:31 PM

    Little baby Jesus is happy about this….

  3. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Mar 3, 2016 8:34 PM

    Avoid Miami, Arian. Football purgatory.

  4. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Mar 3, 2016 8:48 PM

    He doesn’t love Jesus…fate sealed

  5. getonyourkneeskissthefiverings says: Mar 3, 2016 8:49 PM

    Chip and Trent make the move! When this guy is not injured is is ELITE period.

  6. htowntexan says: Mar 3, 2016 9:02 PM

    Houston still loves you! Thanks for the time you spent here. Sorry you had horrible QBs and an even worse GM.

  7. sluggoseam says: Mar 3, 2016 9:16 PM

    A truly special talent. Hoping he makes it all the way back from the injury and lands in a place that he can flourish

  8. dcbronco says: Mar 3, 2016 9:25 PM

    If he can get healthy he knows he can find a home in Denver.

  9. jag1959 says: Mar 3, 2016 9:37 PM

    And now that journey will continue elsewhere. Be interesting to see where he lands and what the contract will look like.

  10. mcjon22 says: Mar 3, 2016 9:58 PM

    First 5 years in the league, best RB in the league.

    Comes out and says he doesn’t believe in God.

    Next 2 years suffers season ending injuries and gets cut.

    Hey Arian, God said hi.

  11. chrispin53 says: Mar 3, 2016 10:03 PM

    Be interested to see him on the 49’ers with Kap and Chip.

  12. azwildcats96 says: Mar 3, 2016 10:07 PM

    Welcome to Denver Arian!!!!

  13. maddog111 says: Mar 3, 2016 10:08 PM

    The guy doesn’t believe in God, but doesn’t belittle anyone for their faith. I think we’d all be better off if people that didn’t believe acted like he does, and those that do believe didn’t try and shove their faith down everyone’s throat.

  14. jbfazz1213 says: Mar 3, 2016 10:20 PM

    Amen !!!

  15. mcdeez22 says: Mar 3, 2016 10:22 PM

    It will be interesting to see where both Foster and Forte land. Both a bit past their prime but still have enough left in the tank to be decent lead backs. I’ll be rooting for both.

  16. oilerthentexandiehard says: Mar 3, 2016 10:50 PM

    This is a man. Good soul. Wish he had eaten more meat – maybe he would have played more. But I can’t tell a man what to eat, much less what to believe. I could be wrong about both.

    What I’m not wrong about – hell of a player, keeps working on being a better human. God bless you Arian. Wish I had seen you carrying the Texans in a Superbowl.

  17. rcali says: Mar 3, 2016 11:05 PM

    Really a great football story. Undrafted to a star. I think back to when he went on some weird diet, maybe it was just veggie…I’m not sure but it seemed like things went south around that time. Coincidence? Any Houston fans have any input?

  18. texansfan82 says: Mar 3, 2016 11:29 PM

    Great guy and one of the greatest Texans to ever suit up for the team. Sad to see him go, but unfortunately it was time for the two sides to part. I wish him all the best.

  19. Drunk Uncle says: Mar 3, 2016 11:36 PM

    chrispin53 says:
    Mar 3, 2016 10:03 PM
    Be interested to see him on the 49’ers with Kap and Chip.

    ================
    I’m not a 49ers fan either, but even I wouldn’t wish that upon them.

  20. ohand16 says: Mar 3, 2016 11:55 PM

    Browns

  21. ohand16 says: Mar 3, 2016 11:56 PM

    God knows he tried his best….

  22. misterpositivity says: Mar 4, 2016 12:01 AM

    Doctors show an infant will be born with lungs outside her body?

    Will have no concept of what a god even is, much less accepting the nonsense that resulted in the KJV being considered the valid “word” for one of them?

    Next 2 months, suffer endlessly until unavoidable death?

    Every Christian: Hey, baby with lungs outside your body, God said hi. Oh, you weren’t alive long enough to be baptized? Burn for infinity, sorry not sorry.

    -Every Christian ever.

    This is why its better to avoid the gods from the Bible/Koran. Those gods where dumb.

  23. ppc50 says: Mar 4, 2016 12:07 AM

    Great tandem with McFadden. Go to Dallas!

  24. jackamus51 says: Mar 4, 2016 12:46 PM

    Arian was for sure a quirky guy but he always gave it his all in Houston. As an original Texans season ticket holder I will miss his bow after each TD!

  25. djaehne says: Mar 4, 2016 4:38 PM

    Second only to the great Earl Campbell in Houston pro football. Thank you Arian. Will always remember you for your first three years.
    Good luck going forward.

  26. dwhcic says: Mar 4, 2016 6:32 PM

    Great RB and interesting/eclectic athlete. Good luck wherever you end up.

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