After seven years with the Houston Texans, running back Arian Foster has been released from the team. He played just four games last season after suffering injuries to his groin and Achilles tendon. His lengthy list of injuries also includes a torn meniscus, multiple hamstring injuries, a knee injury and a back injury. The last time Foster played in all 16 games was in 2012.
Foster rushed for a total of 6,472 yards and 54 touchdowns with Houston. After six seasons Foster will leave as the franchise's all-time leading rusher. He was set to receive a $6.5 million base salary with a salary-cap of almost $9 million for the 2016 season.
The soon to be 30 year old running back shared his gratitude towards the fans and the Houston Texans organization with a heartfelt message on Instagram. It read in part, “I’ve got 7 years of beautiful memories with teammates, staff and coaches I’ll never forget. Thank you all for being a part of this journey.” Fans responded by thanking foster for what he added to the Texans team. Foster graduated from Mission Bay High School and rounds out a long line of strong NFL running backs coming out of San Diego.