Arian Foster signs for $1.5 million, including $400K signing bonus

AP

Running back Arian Foster is headed to the Dolphins on a one-year deal that offers him some financial upside if he should wind up playing a leading role in Miami’s backfield.

According to multiple reports, Foster signed a deal worth $1.5 million that has incentives that could push the total value of the deal to $3.5 million. Alex Marvez of FOX Sports was among those reporting the financial details and Marvez adds that Dolphins coach Adam Gase’s “clear vision” of how he’ll use Foster played a big role in Foster’s decision to sign.

PFT has confirmed those details and learned, via a league source, that Foster got a $400,000 signing bonus as part of the $1.5 million. That’s the only guaranteed money in the deal, which means the Dolphins could release him before the start of the regular season and save $1.1 million. That could factor into their ultimate decision in the event that Foster’s play on the field doesn’t fit what Gase has envisioned for the veteran.

Thanks to Foster’s extended absence while rehabbing his torn Achilles, it’s hard to know how he’ll look once the Dolphins start camp so that answer will have to wait for a while.

11 responses to “Arian Foster signs for $1.5 million, including $400K signing bonus

  1. That’s a team friendly deal. You get paid if you perform, not so much if you don’t. They pay assistant coaches more than this and his knowledge and experience alone will be worth that much for Ajayi and Drake. Good signing.

  2. Smart by the dolphins. He’ll get hurt during training camp because he is still eating rabbit food. Free bag of money for Foster. More power to him..

  3. Dolphins did everything right this off-season, as opposed to the previous few. This deal has nothing but upside for both Foster and the Team. I think this will help Ajayi be a better player. If they go with 2 backs in the same backfield it won’t be so predictable and both will be in the Gase RB passing game. Having 3 RBs with injury concerns is much less a worry when you have all of them involved during the week and games. Great move…

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