DAVIE, FL – Just one third into his first season in Miami as a Dolphins, the perennial Pro-Bowler Arian Foster is calling it quits.
The longtime Texan who was plagued for the majority of his career with injuries, was looking for a new start to his career this offseason but it seemed as if the injury bug followed him in South Florida. After starting the Phins’ Week 1 game in Seattle, Foster was inactive for the next five.
The emergence of Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi, who produced one of the best two-game stretches in NFL history, also hindered Foster’s chance at being the team’s starting back once he returned from injury.
He released a statement Monday night via UNINTERRUPTED:
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) October 25, 2016
Asked why former #Dolphins RB Arian Foster is retiring, it’s because his heart couldn’t take another rehab, even for a minor injury. Wow.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 25, 2016
Foster’s time in Miami will likely be defined by his decision to sit during that National Anthem on September 11th over his time between the white lines which was minimal.