Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Texans released Arian Foster on Thursday. The team saved $6.5MM by cutting him for the 2016 season. Arian Foster plans to get healthy from his Achilles injury and try to play in the NFL again.
Where will Foster land? That we don’t know, but we suspect that he will play somewhat if at all healthy in 2016. Here are the seven places Foster would fit best.
1. New England:
This is the place we like to dump all of the veteran players, assuming they still have any juice and especially if they haven’t won a Super Bowl. We know the Patriots love having a back out of the backfield to catch passes from Tom Brady and few running back s do that better than Arian Foster.
The Dallas Cowboys reportedly have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. They also should have a healthy Tony Romo. This match would probably anger some Texans fans, but not as much as Andre Johnson going to Indy, right?
The Seahawks saw their 30 y/o running back hang it up.
Why not bring in someone else to help a team that leads the path to the Super Bowl in the NFC.
The Arizona Cardinals have a very good running back in David Johnson, but they could use someone to take over for Chris Johnson who is probably out in Arizona.
Arian could fall back into the Texans laps. We’re not sure if Arian would like to, but if he is slow in his rehab and isn’t ready until the start of the NFL Season, it would make sense for the Texans to give him a 3rd down back role where he can still make an impact and maybe mold a young guy the Texans bring in. But this is probably the longest of long shots.