Don’t expect an Arian Foster signing on Tuesday

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Running back Arian Foster is indeed visiting the Dolphins on Tuesday. It would be a major surprise if he signs a contract then.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the goal of the visit is for the Dolphins to see where Foster currently is physically, as he recovers from a torn Achilles tendon suffered during the 2015 season. The Dolphins also want to get to know him with the kind of slow pace that isn’t conducive when it comes to the guys who are signed right out of the gates in free agency.

Foster likewise is in no rush to agree to terms. He expects to be back to 100 percent in the summer, which means he’d have a hard time passing a physical in the near future.

The Dolphins have been searching for a complement to Jay Ajayi, a fifth-round pick in 2015 who currently is the best option on the roster. That could change via free agency, a trade, or the draft.

40 responses to “Don’t expect an Arian Foster signing on Tuesday

  1. When healthy he is an elite back but if he can’t stay on the field then he can’t help you. Any team that signs him knows the risks. Interested teams should sign him to an incentive based contract where the team isn’t risking much. I’ve watched Foster the past 6 years and you can say what you want but when he is on the field you know you’re getting his 100%!

  2. Sigh, the Dolphins are too dull to even make fun of. I might run out of Jets jokes at this rate.

    Just kidding, that can never happen.

  3. He is the image of fantasy player fools gold.
    Looks good from the outside but breaks down when you start to really look closer.

  4. nhpats says:
    Mar 28, 2016 2:07 PM
    The Dolphins will be battling the Bills for last place in the division…..potentially even the entire AFC.

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    Even the Bills aren’t that much of a train wreck.

  5. 2 things we know.

    1. Miami is a great place to retire.
    2. Miami is a great place for NFL players to visit to drive their price up for other team’s contact negotiations.

  6. He needs to go to an organization that is not going to overuse him and he can share carries with another back. Packers would be a perfect fir for him.

  7. Foster is “damaged goods” — the days of the Emmitt Smith wunderkind at RB are long over. The more effective offensive plays now are dink-dunk/Patriots-style or the 15-20 yard-to-Greg Olsen-bust up play/Cam-rolina Panthers-style. Wanna see CJ2K do some punt returns and see that blazing 4.24 speed: “Dang, Mama… look at that guy!”

  8. He didn’t do much even when healthy last year. Should be just league minimum with incentives. Much better off taking shots on younger unproven players.

  9. He didn’t do much when healthy? 4 games 390 yards and 3 touchdowns. And the first of those games they barely gave him the ball. I’d say that’s not bad.

  10. pioniere says:
    Mar 28, 2016 2:35 PM
    nhpats says:
    Mar 28, 2016 2:07 PM
    The Dolphins will be battling the Bills for last place in the division…..potentially even the entire AFC.

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    Even the Bills aren’t that much of a train wreck.

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    Yeah the are…..they have Rex. Just look at what he did to a top-5 defense in a single season.

  11. weepingjebus says:
    Mar 28, 2016 1:40 PM
    Sigh, the Dolphins are too dull to even make fun of. I might run out of Jets jokes at this rate.

    Just kidding, that can never happen.
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    Sometimes I run out of spygate, deflate gate, injury gate, Goodell and Kraft being best buds, Kraft paying guys/judges under the table jokes but then I think there’s much more cheating to come as long as Goodell is commish.

  12. We keep saying that we are going to build through the draft yet let all of our successful draft picks move on to some other team. We keep the underachievers and then overpay them. We fill the gaps with the walking wounded and the over the hill gang. These are usually bargain players.Our cap will never allow us to build through the draft. We are doomed to be a 779 team.

  13. jchipwood says:
    Mar 28, 2016 5:53 PM

    Sometimes I run out of spygate, deflate gate, injury gate, Goodell and Kraft being best buds, Kraft paying guys/judges under the table jokes…
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    No you don’t.

  14. This time it looks like I also saw the ””source with knowledge of the situation”” And they also stated he could pass a physical. If you look at Bushrod who must have also passed one CTTOI. Then who knows?

  15. jchipwood says:
    Mar 28, 2016 5:53 PM
    weepingjebus says:
    Mar 28, 2016 1:40 PM
    Sigh, the Dolphins are too dull to even make fun of. I might run out of Jets jokes at this rate.

    Just kidding, that can never happen.
    __________________________________
    Sometimes I run out of spygate, deflate gate, injury gate, Goodell and Kraft being best buds, Kraft paying guys/judges under the table jokes but then I think there’s much more cheating to come as long as Goodell is commish.

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    what makes you think he is a pats fan? nothing in there gave any hint of that.

    secondly, LOL! how exactly does the pats losing 2 1st picks and over a million dollars over nothing play into your delusional world view?

  16. “what makes you think he is a pats fan? nothing in there gave any hint of that.”

    Some ppl on here can actually read and comprehend what others post on teams then retain that info. Doesn’t have to have pats in the name.

  17. Isn’t every player on borrowed time? As a Fins fan im not opposed to the signing if they can get him on a cheap, incentive-latent deal . I’d gladly take a great football player, at a low price, and and get whatever we can out of him.

    Now if he’s asking for $$$ then he’s not worth the roster spot.

  18. Why not Ray Rice ? They already have enough press about them. After Week 2, he will be just another back.
    Ray Rice is getting blackballed for his decisions, but Ray Lewis is sitting on ESPN and finished his career after a murder charge was on him.
    Makes perfect sense. Where is Don King waving his little US flag ?

  19. I don’t expect him to sign anywhere unless it’s close to the league minimum. He used to be great but now he’s oft-injured and doesn’t exactly have the best attitude about his craft.

  20. eddiea25 says:
    Mar 29, 2016 8:28 AM

    The days of the bruising fullback and the quick fleet halfback in the same backfield all the time, unfortunately are over.

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    Same with the fins converting short yardage to first downs. Wonder if one has anything to do with the other.

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