DAVIE, FL – Former Texans IR placeholder and sometimes running back Arian Foster visited sunny South Florida earlier this week, in search of a new team after he was released by Houston during NFL free agency.
Miami, in search of a proven running back to compliment Jay Ajayi after letting Lamar Miller loose brings in Foster as the third back to visit the team since free agency began. Chris Johnson and CJ Anderson ended up resigning with their current teams.
Foster is still recovering from a torn Achilles tendon he suffered last season, the latest injury in the slew of ones that has hindered the once explosive NFL running back’s career.
On Wednesday, news broke that Foster and the Dolphins did come to terms, reaching a 1-year, 1.5 million dollar agreement, with incentives including a $400k signing bonus bringing the worth to about $3.5 million.
The proud moment for the team and the running back took a quick and bloody turn for the worse when team owner Steve Ross handed Foster the contract, slicing his right index finger open, slicing out a millimeter gash. The wound bled “profusely” according to those in the room, having to then run and fetch the training staff on the floor below in the team’s Davie training facility.
Team doctors believe that Foster will be out 4-6 weeks and begin training camp on the IR. Sure is odd seeing the running back on a different team’s injured reserve this season.