HOUSTON Sometimes, Andre Johnson says, will get a text message from Arian Foster and he will open it and it will turn out to be a photo of Foster feeding ducks or something.
"You get a text message from your teammate and you're thinking it's something important or something they have to say, and it's a picture of feeding ducks," he said. "I don't know what that was all about. He does stuff like that."
This says a lot about Foster, the thoughtful Texans running back who often answers Twitter messages with an Indian saying (Namaste, which means, "I recognize your existence.) and generally carries himself like a guy trying to make sure his identity is not wrapped up entirely in football.
"Some people say he's different," Johnson said. "He's a cocky guy, but I don't think he's cocky in a bad way."
But it also says a lot about Johnson, who speaks quietly and not very often. He is the kind of guy his frien...