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Texans release Arian Foster

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by J.R., Mar 3, 2016.

  1. J.R.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Texans?src=hash">#Texans</a> have released RB Arian Foster. <a href="https://t.co/reDZtFRmwC">pic.twitter.com/reDZtFRmwC</a></p>&mdash; Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) <a href="https://twitter.com/HoustonTexans/status/705418554150146048">March 3, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  2. Nick

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    Expected... cue the bashing of the franchise anyways, along with the ignorant posts about how the Texans "wasted" Arian Foster's career...
     
  3. Kam

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    Bye Prince. :(
     
  4. studogg

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    not expected this early. had the ability to hold through training camp and release late after seeing how draft and free agency went...

    - looks like they may have done this for arian so he could best determine landing spot. classy, but stupid.
     
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  5. Two Sandwiches

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    Not a fan. Wish we could have restructured him. At least held onto him longer.


    Rick Smith needs to stop talking to the media. He makes himself look even more silly.
     
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  6. ROXRAN

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    It sucks, if healthy he could have been hof bound but it is what it is... Maybe Elliot in the draft?
     
  7. Mr. Clutch

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    One of the most fun players to watch.

    I hope he has some good years left
     
  8. sealclubber1016

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    Had a great run, 2nd greatest RB the city has seen.

    Buisiness first, really the only logical move to make. I hope he can still find some success, but 30 year old RB's coming off major surgery aren't great bets to say the least.
     
  9. HR Dept

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    If it was going to happen this is the time to do it. So not totally surprised, but I was starting to think that they'd hold on to him.
     
  10. LCAhmed

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    I am assuming we are going with an Oiler for 1st greatest. Foster was greatest Texans RB.
     
  11. Nick

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    Even if healthy (which is a huge if), he carries a cap figure that just doesn't make sense at this point in his career.... I guarantee you there will be healthier/more productive/in-prime players that also get cut due to their cap figures.
     
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    Welp, it was fun while it lasted. To bad you got hurt in a game you didn't even need to be in
     
  13. Nick

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    He said they wouldn't cut him due to his injury... and they didn't.

    They cut him because he makes too much money for a 30 year old RB that has shown diminishing returns when healthy.
     
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    one of the most breath taking runners the nfl had seen in the 2000s. goal line magic.
     
  15. htown1984

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    other releases better start coming quick..

    Im sad they let him go- but hope we go after Doug Martin or Lamar Miller:

    looks like the Texans decided to do their cuts today
     
  16. ipaman

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    i wish re-structuring was an option. greatest texan player in history before watt came along.
     
  17. edwardc

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    It would have been nice to restructre his contract but oh well.
     
  18. J.R.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Foster is Texans’ franchise leader in rush yards (6,472), rush TD (54); missed 23 games last 3 seasons w/ injuries. <a href="https://t.co/SzJH2tcVXM">https://t.co/SzJH2tcVXM</a></p>&mdash; ESPN Stats &amp; Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNStatsInfo/status/705409190278336512">March 3, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  19. Torn n Frayed

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    Good-bye Starquarius Rasta Jenkins , the Original Texans Din-Dada...
     
  20. xhanif143x

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    come on man AJ was better.
     

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