The Houston Texans have released running back Arian Foster.
Foster appeared in only four games for the Texans last season, running 63 times for 163 yards. He ended the season on injured reserve after tearing his Achilles.
Foster joined the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee in 2009. He ran for at least 1,200 yards in four out of five seasons from 2010 through 2014. Foster has averaged at least four yards per carry in every season except 2015.
Foster posted the following photo on Instagram on Thursday:
in 2009 I flew to Houston with every piece of clothing I owned and told my mother I wasn't coming home. I'll find my way. ambitious for an undrafted rookie that knew nothing about anything. but that's exactly what I did. this ride has had a multitude of ups and downs, but perspective is key. I've got 7 years of beautiful memories with teammates, staff and coaches I'll never forget. thank you all for being a part of this journey. people that I call friends and brothers have all contributed to the success of what we did on the field, and also to the person that I am off. with everything in me, I love and respect the men and women you are. you are a part of me for good. and to the city of houston, I genuinely appreciate every ounce of love I've ever gotten. from seeing a small kid to an 80 year old man wear my jersey. I never took it for granted. we're all just guessing our way through life, being the best people we can, and the people of this city have put a lot of joy in the hearts of my self and my family. onward we march, it's been real. nothing but love on this end.
A photo posted by feeno (@arianfoster) on
Foster, 29, ran the ball 1,454 times for 6,472 yards and 54 touchdowns while with the Texans. He also recorded 249 receptions for 2,268 yards and 14 scores.
The Texans finished last season 9–7, winning the AFC South.