Two days after Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster pulled himself out of a training camp practice favoring his lower back and left hamstring, the Houston Texans added depth at the position.
They signed on Tuesday Tim Cornett, a undrafted rookie out of UNLV, as first reported by John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
After failing to find a home in any of the seven rounds in the 2014 NFL Draft, Cornett signed on with the Arizona Cardinals, but didn’t stick.
A four-year starter at UNLV, Cornett wrapped his collegiate career as the leading rusher in Rebels history, and topped 1,200 rushing yards in each of his last two seasons there.
He’ll now be vying for reps with Dennis Johnson, Toben Opurum and Alfred Blue behind Andre Brown, who’s taken over as Houston’s No. 1 in Foster’s absence.
After pulling himself out of the Texans training camp session on Sunday morning, Foster sat out of the first day of full pads on Monday.
This, after being a full go in OTAs and mandatory minicamps following offseason back surgery.
Head coach Bill O’Brien downplayed the severity of Foster’s injury on Monday, calling it “minor.”
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