Arian Foster is a 29-year-old running back, coming off of a torn Achilles tendon. That all contributed to him being released by the Texans back in March. With those two things being held against him, he’s widely viewed as a dinosaur that is damaged goods. Not a good combination.
But when he was in this prime, he was as elusive as any back in the league. In fact, when he was healthy last season, he still showed some quickness. That’s what the Dolphins and Lions are hoping for. Each squad has invited the veteran running back in for a workout this offseason. This injury aside, Foster has had to deal with many injuries throughout his career. He’s very talented, but hasn’t played a 16-game season since 2012.
He has a workout with the Dolphins on Monday followed by the Lions later this week, reported NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport via a source with knowledge of Foster’s schedule. While the veteran does turn the dreaded 3-0 in August, these two tailback-needy teams could use some insurance, or a possible starter, in case the Jay Ajayi and Ameer Abdullah experiments don’t work out as planned.