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Houston (CBS Houston) –Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak is looking forward to seeing his starting running back Arian Foster on the field.
“I’ll tell you what, he looks really good,” Kubiak said. “I’ve been impressed. Obviously, we’re going into the game and he and Ben (Tate) are going to get after it. That’s the way we’ve got it orchestrated.”
Foster started training camp rehabbing a calf injury that he had endured the first day of OTAs back in May. Before his return he began to have back problems. He returned this week for practice and Kubiak said Thursday, “He’s come along way.”
Foster is not only returning to the field but he’s returning to a different cast of his offensive line.
“It’s good for them to get that cohesiveness that they need in order to gel as an offensive line,” said Foster. “And I think they’re going to get better.”
Foster said that one thing he won’t stress out about is the number of touches he’ll get Monday night against the San Diego Chargers.
Coach Kubiak joked with the media saying that the number of touches Foster will see is ‘42’.
Whether it’s 42 or 20, it will be nice to see Arian take the field for the first time this season and that he seems to be in good spirits.
“On the field I’m probably the biggest trash talker there is, but it’s just all jokes,” Arian joked. “That’s just how I get in the opponents head.”
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