D’Onta Foreman “very grateful” for opportunity with Panthers

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Running back D'Onta Foreman was out of football last year when the Titans signed him to help cover for the absence of Derrick Henry and it wound up being the chance Foreman needed to show he was a capable NFL runner.

Foreman ran for 566 yards in nine games and then moved on to Carolina this offseason as a backup to Christian McCaffrey. His role changed when McCaffrey was dealt to the 49ers last month and Foreman has again shown that he’s able to handle the load of a starter.

Foreman’s load was larger than ever on Thursday night. He ran 31 times for 130 yards and a touchdown in the 25-15 win and has now run 79 times for 389 yards and four touchdowns in four games since McCaffrey was traded.

After the game, Foreman expressed his gratitude for the chance in Carolina.

“I’m very grateful for this opportunity,” Foreman said, via David Newton of ESPN.com.

The Panthers have won two of their four games since trading McCaffrey and the team is averaging nearly 160 rushing yards a game over that period, so the gratitude likely runs both ways.

5 responses to “D’Onta Foreman “very grateful” for opportunity with Panthers

  1. Carolina Panthers, in rainy windy weather, did the smart thing and handed it off to their lead running back 30x and easily won the game.

    Atlanta Falcons, who as i’ve been told every week, runs the ball in every situation regardless of the score put’s the game in Mariota’s hands for 30 passes for the 1st time all year and was never in the game. The healthy lead RB, who ran in 2 TDs last week, for some reason get’s 5 touches.

    Will someone explain the Falcons game plan? Did Josh McDaniels put it together?

  2. And we’re grateful to have him tbh!!! It took CMC being traded to give Foreman an opportunity to shine!!

  3. Matt Rhule should be in prison. I mean it was obvious he was going to be awful but the guy had CMC & this kid and didn’t figure out how to use both. How?!

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