Originally posted on Fox Sports Houston  |  Last updated 3/5/12
Arian Foster, who led the NFL in rushing two years ago and finished 5th last season, agreed to a new, five year contract with the TexansMonday morning. Sources with knowledge of the talks confirmed the agreement this morning. Foster was scheduled to become a restricted free agent next week. Details of the deal are unknown that this time but the Texans made it clear throughout the off-season that retaining Foster and re-signing pass rusher Mario Williams were their top off-season priorities. Foster, an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee became a sensation in 2010 when he won the starting job in the backfield and went on to rush for 1,616 yards. He also caught 66 passes for 604 yards that season. Last year, despite missing three games early in the season with hamstring issues, Foster gained 1,224 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. He was also the leading runner this past post-season with 285 yards in the Texans two playoff games. Foster made 525,000 last season. The Texans and Foster have been unavailable for comment.
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