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Dolphins RB Arian Foster got "a bulk of the first-team reps" in Tuesday's practice, with Jay Ajayi sidelined, according to ESPN's James Walker. "This competition could be a close race and likely will come down to the preseason games," Walker wrote about Foster-Ajayi. We'll see. It'll certainly be interesting.

Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi missed Monday's training camp practice with a knee problem, according to insider Armando Salguero. No word yet on the severity, but it's noteworthy with Ajayi's history. He reportedly dropped to the 5th-round of last year's draft due to concerns about a bone-on-bone condition in his right knee. We'll keep a close eye on this situation. Ajayi needs a good August to hold off Arian Foster for the starting RB job.

Dolphins RB Arian Foster (Achilles) was activated from the PUP list on Sunday. He ended up missing just a few days of practice. The Miami coaching staff has talked up Foster since signing him -- especially his pass-catching ability. We'll see what kind of shape he's in after last October's torn Achilles. Foster's ADP has climbed into the 8th round in recent MFL10 drafts.

Dolphins RB Arian Foster (Achilles) will start training camp on the active/PUP list. It's not a major surprise for a guy just 9 months removed from a major injury. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says the move is "more precautionary than anything." Still, it's a reminder that Foster is no lock to contribute this season. He's been going in the 8th round of MFL10 drafts over the past week.

The Dolphins signed RB Arian Foster to a 1-year contract Monday afternoon. We don't know the terms yet, but they hardly matter. Foster likely wouldn't have signed at this point unless a team promised him at least a shot at significant work. Miami, meanwhile, sports a thin backfield beyond Jay Ajayi and rookie Kenyan Drake. Ajayi remains a promising all-around back, but he is heading into just his 2nd season after arriving as a 5th-round pick last spring. We can't treat him as a sure thing. What's pretty certain is that Foster's arrival will push his ADP back down after we watched it rise a bit through the spring. That positions Ajayi as a potential draft value -- unless you believe Foster's about to turn into Miami's lead back. We'd bet on him being more of a complement after losing 23 games to injury over the past 3 seasons. That included the torn Achilles' tendon that ended his 2015 campaign and Texans career. Don't be surprised if Foster climbs well into the single-digit rounds of fantasy football drafts and beyond value range. Drake's fantasy potential, meanwhile, might be most in trouble. Foster has averaged 55 catches per 16 games over his 6 years as an NFL starter. We'll see once camp begins exactly what Miami plans for Foster and Ajayi (unless we hear from HC Adam Gase sooner).

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports that RB Arian Foster expects to be ready for the start of training camp and is "hungry" to regain his 2012 form, according to a "source close to" the former Texan. That season marked the last time he played more than 13 games and 1 of just 2 years in which Foster played a full 16. He lost 23 to injuries over the past 3 years, with a torn Achilles' tendon the latest culprit. We'll see how Foster looks once he takes a field and just where that field winds up being. We'd bet on some team giving the veteran another shot, though he remains a high-risk prospect in early best-ball drafting.

RB Arian Foster admits he's still not at 100% after tearing his Achilles last October.  "I probably need another month to get where I am, the person everyone is use to seeing," he said. "I can definitely play but I need another month to be where I want to be and be at that pro-bowl lever I can be at."  The Dolphins are the only team to show interest in Foster, as far as we know.  The Redskins, Patriots and Seahawks have been mentioned as potential landing spots by the media.  Foster figures to get a shot this summer, but we're not convinced he'll make an impact.  He's coming off a serious injury, averaged 2.6 yards per carry last year and turns 30 in August.

Arian Foster's older brother, Abdul, told the Houston Chronicle that little bro is doing well in his recovery from a torn Achilles' tendon. "Arian's doing great," said Foster, who is also Arian's trainer and the owner of IX Innovations. "When you go through stuff like this, you say, 'Okay, I'm financially set. I don't need to do this to take care of my family, but, at the end of the day, do I still love this game? Is there still a passion for me?' The reason I'm excited is because Arian is still passionate about football." Abdul Foster added that he believes many of his brother's physical issues have come from a wariness toward doctors, generated from some bad experiences. But he says that Arian Foster is "doing the proper maintenance" this time around. The rushing Foster will obviously be worth a look if he's playing somewhere in 2016. We'll wait for him to land with a team before projecting his value, though.

The Texans have released RB Arian Foster.  The move doesn't come as a surprise, despite Foster's big name and career fantasy production.  He turns 30 in August, tore his Achilles last October and was set to count $8.9 million against the cap in 2016.  Foster was cleared to jog in February but remains iffy for the start of the regular season.  He figures to be met by a cold market and might not find a new home until the summer or even the fall.  Houston, meanwhile, is left with Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes atop the RB depth chart.  Look for them to add to the position via free agency and/or the draft.

Texans RB Arian Foster has been diagnosed with a torn Achilles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.  Foster is done for the year.  He lasted just 4 games after missing the first 3 with a groin injury.  By the time this season is over, Foster will have missed 23 of Houston's last 48 games.  Achilles injuries tend to take a full year to return from, and Foster turns 30 in August.  His career is on the ropes.  Alfred Blue figures to get the 1st crack at replacing Foster as the Texans' lead back this year.  RBs Chris Polk and Jonathan Grimes are also in the mix.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Texans believe RB Arian Foster tore his Achilles in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.  That's exactly what it looked.  If confirmed, Foster will miss the rest of the 2015 season.  It might also put the 29-year-old's career in question.  A torn Achilles is 1 of the toughest injuries to return from.  Alfred Blue will be the best bet for carries in Houston's backfield going forward.  RB Chris Polk will also be involved.

Texans RB Arian Foster left in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game with a leg injury.  It was a non-contact injury that had Foster in obvious pain.  We're just speculating, but it looked like an Achilles.  We'll update Foster's status when we learn more.

Texans HC Bill O'Brien likes what he's seen from RB Arian Foster in practice this week.  “He’s had a good week,” O’Brien said. “It looks like he’s getting back to full strength.”  Foster has mustered just 1.9 yards per carry through 2 games, although he's buoyed his fantasy production with 12 catches for 102 yards.  He told insider Aaron Wilson that he's overcome the "mental hurdle" with his August groin injury.  We could see a breakout game on Sunday against the Jaguars.

Texans QB Ryan Mallett started Thursday night's game against the Colts but took a big shot to the ribs midway through the 2nd quarter.  He asked out of the game and never got back in.  QB Brian Hoyer got on a roll, and Houston stuck with him.  Hoyer finished 24 of 31 for 312 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT.  The INT was an ugly one late in the 4th quarter that cost the Texans a shot to tie the game.  But this was still the best performance by a Texans QB this season.  Hoyer will almost certainly be the Week 6 starter.  He's still not a fantasy option.  But if he can play like he did against the Colts, it'd be good news for WR DeAndre Hopkins and RB Arian Foster.

10:31am EDT 10/4/15

Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is active for today’s game against the Falcons. He waited until he was at or very close to 100% to make his 2015 debut. Foster is expected to be on some sort of touch count, but he should be in all season-long lineups against a leaky Falcons run defense.

Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) will play against the Falcons today, barring a setback in pregame warmups, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.  Foster has been practicing for a couple of weeks now and should be ready for a full workload.  There's always the risk of an in-game setback, but Foster has huge upside in a plus matchup.  Get him in your season-long lineup.

Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Falcons after a limited week of practice. He’ll be a game-time decision. “Progression is well,” Foster said Friday. “For two months ago having it off the bone to today, it feels great. I feel like I’ve got a chance. The more and more you run on it, the more confidence you build.” We’ll find out Foster’s status by noon ET on Sunday. If active, he should be ready for a full workload and needs to be in fantasy lineups. If not, Alfred Blue figures to serve as Houston’s lead back.

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