With training camp looming and his ruptured Achilles tendon apparently healed, running back Arian Foster will officially commence his search for a new team this week.
PFT has confirmed that Foster will work out for the Dolphins on Monday. Later in the week, he’ll work out for the Lions. Adam Schefter of ESPN first reported both pending tryouts.
The Dolphins previously brought Foster to town for a get-acquainted session. Currently, Miami’s depth chart at the position features Jay Ajayi and third-round rookie Kenyan Drake. Coach Adam Gase is looking for a do-it-all back who won’t be leaving the field; if Foster is healthy and still has gas in the tank, he could be an upgrade over their current options — especially in light of his career accomplishments.
The Lions intend to rely on players like Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick. Again, a healthy and still-effective Foster arguably would be an upgrade.
Foster, undrafted in 2009 by the Texans, led the league in rushing during his second season, with 1,616 yards. In 2014, he rushed for 1,246 yards in 13 games. His 2015 season ended in Week Four, when the lower-leg tendon popped.
The Broncos also have been linked to Foster, given his familiarity with coach Gary Kubiak’s offense. Denver apparently has not yet pursued a potential reunion between Foster and Kubiak, however.