Arian Foster: Running back released by Houston, could fit in Denver

Updated: March 4, 2016
Arian Foster: Running back released by Houston, could fit in Denver

Arian Foster, the franchise’s all-time leader in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, yards per game and total scoring for a non-kicker, will no longer be on the roster, the team announced Thursday.

It’s a nod to Foster’s ongoing recovery from a torn Achilles tendon, which he’s continuing to rehab.

Although Arian Foster has been cleared to jog by doctors for roughly a month, he’s still not ready to resume football activities.

Arian Foster underwent surgery after tearing his Achilles in October without being touched against the Miami Dolphins.

Arian Foster previously posted a video on Instagram of his doctor telling him he’s allowed to, “Start some light jogging, no pivoting, cutting, no explosive activity, strengthen all you want, jog.”

Foster turns 30 in August.

“Cleared to jog,” Foster wrote at the time. “Back against the wall once again. We out here dreamin!”

Arian Foster is preparing to make a comeback after being released with one year remaining on his five-year, $43.5 million contract.

Arian Foster was limited to four games this season, gaining just 163 yards and scoring one touchdown with 22 receptions for 227 yards and two touchdowns. He was just starting to regain his old form when he got hurt against Miami while running a pass pattern. Foster is the Texans’ all-time rushing leader with 6,472 yards and 54 touchdowns.

Asked about Foster’s legacy, which includes scoring 88 total touchdowns as the franchise career leader, Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph said: “I think it will be right there at the top. He’s done something I’ve never seen many backs do. He’s had great years here. I’m sure he’ll bounce back and be his same self and get back to form.”