The Houston Texans made news yesterday when they activated
running back Arian Foster from the physically unable to perform list. By doing
so, Foster was cleared to practice with the rest of the team, something he hasn’t
done since the start of training camp. Still, it’s not clear how much time
Foster will see during the remainder of the preseason, as head coach Gary
Kubiak told the Associated Press that the starting running back doesn’t have to
play in the exhibition season in order to be ready for Week 1’s matchup against
the San Diego Chargers.
Unlike fellow stars such as Robert Griffin III, Foster is in
no hurry to play in the preseason. The back largely agrees with his coach,
telling reporters that he feels he can get ready for the regular season opener
without suiting up for the preseason.
"I'm not a huge fan of preseason," he said,
according to The Associated Press. "I feel like I'll be ready for Sept. 9
without (it). I've just got to get myself acclimated."
Throughout the offseason and into training camp, Foster has
been hampered by calf and back ailments. There was concern surrounding his back
injury, but Houston mostly cleared that up yesterday by activating him from the
While some continue to wonder how the injuries will impact
Foster into the new season, he said he was never worried, knowing he had to
just give his body time to recovery.
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