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Arian Foster: I’ve bounced back before

Miami Dolphins running back Arian Foster, left, runs for a 2-yard touchdown past Atlanta Falcons free safety Ricardo Allen during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) AP

Running back Arian Foster didn’t sign with the Dolphins until just before the start of training camp, but he didn’t need an entire offseason with the team to head into the regular season as their starting running back.

Foster has been installed as the No. 1 back on the depth chart, something that may have come as a surprise to some people because he’s coming off a torn Achilles and turned 30 this year. Foster doesn’t see anything that remarkable about his return to the top of a depth chart, however.

“I wasn’t dead,” Foster said, via ESPN.com. “I had an injury. I’ve bounced back before. … You hear all the geniuses say that is what’s supposed to happen at 30. I feel like if you take care of your body and you train like I train, you should be able to do good things.”

Foster did bounce back from missing half the 2013 season to turn in 1,246 yards and 13 total touchdowns for the Texas in 2014. Those totals would make for a lot of smiles in Miami and provide balance to the offense that’s been missing in Miami in recent seasons.

Better offensive line play would help in that regard and the Dolphins hope starting Laremy Tunsil and Jermon Bushrod at guard will provide it, although it’s unclear when center Mike Pouncey will be ready to go because of a hip injury.

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13 Responses to “Arian Foster: I’ve bounced back before”
  1. marshmellon says: Sep 8, 2016 11:33 AM

    He’ll bounce back alright. Right back to season ending IR.

  2. fsstnotch says: Sep 8, 2016 11:35 AM

    on IR by week 5

  3. eagleswin says: Sep 8, 2016 11:45 AM

    2 out of the last 3 seasons he has played 8 games or less.

    The Texans decided not to deal with the salary cap black hole that is an aging Foster on IR.

  4. jag1959 says: Sep 8, 2016 11:47 AM

    Foster chose poorly. He deserves a better fate than being stuck on that team.

  5. VenerableAxiom says: Sep 8, 2016 11:59 AM

    “I wasn’t dead,” Foster said, via ESPN.com. “I had an injury.”
    =======
    Best response I’ve heard in a long time.

  6. kneedragr says: Sep 8, 2016 12:09 PM

    If anyone in Miami actually thinks he can get 1000+ yards any more, they must be sharing the gas mask with Tunsil.

  7. nhpats says: Sep 8, 2016 12:34 PM

    It could be worse…..the guy could be playing for Rex and living in Buffalo. He may not win many games but Miami has it’s advantages.

  8. scjohnny says: Sep 8, 2016 12:42 PM

    This guy is going to light it up for the Fins,perfect fit for his skill set,I see him catching alot of passes & getting his share of yards on the ground.

  9. MiamiDolphinsNationTravelingtoSeattle says: Sep 8, 2016 12:48 PM

    Foster will easily have over 1,500 rushing and receiving yards by seasons end.🙂

  10. igotgamenj says: Sep 8, 2016 1:05 PM

    comeback player of the year !

  11. helldog33 says: Sep 8, 2016 1:34 PM

    Tannehill has volunteered to give Foster foot massages during TV timeouts and when the D is out on the field. That’s what a leader does.

  12. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Sep 8, 2016 3:19 PM

    Zero playoff wins since 2000…….and counting. Yeah, I’m right.

  13. jakebren says: Sep 8, 2016 5:47 PM

    I like Foster but no one joins the Dolphins to “bounce back.”

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