Texans Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster has been involved in an accelerated build-up mode ever since making his season debut against the Atlanta Falcons. Foster’s surgeon, Dr. William Meyers, advised Foster that his groin would improve through play. “Yeah, I knew what he meant because it’s hard to trust it,” Foster said. “You can sprint as fast as you think you want to go in practice or in training or whatever, but there’s nothing like replicating a game feel. It’s just about getting out there and trusting it and trusting your rehab process.” The Texans have rushed for 96.2 yards per game, ranking 20th in the league. “We have not been efficient,” Foster said. “I know things can change.” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Foster has displayed signs of progress. “He’s had a good week,” O’Brien said. “It looks like he’s getting back to full strength.” (Houston Chronicle)
Nerdy Football Analysis: Once a weekly must-start, Foster presents some interesting decisions for those with other options at RB. While he has been a factor in the Texans’ passing game, he hasn’t yet shown the same elusiveness running the ball as we’ve come to expect from the 29-year-old. He gets a favorable matchup against a Jaguars’ defense this weekend.