Arian Foster will likely be on the free agent market after another injury-plagued season with the Texans. Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle on the situation:
“Scheduled to make a $6.5 million nonguaranteed base salary next season along with a $500,000 roster bonus to be paid at a $31,250 rate per game active, Foster is entering the final year of a five-year, $43.5 million contract.
The Texans could attempt to restructure the deal to lower his salary-cap figure, or they could move on and release Foster prior to the start of free agency in March. Foster turns 30 in August, an age when many NFL running backs begin to decline. Multiple sources not authorized to speak publicly expect the Texans to ultimately release Foster and for him to sign with another NFL team.”
All signs point to a release, which adds another name to an already crowded free agent running back list. What would you pay for someone like Foster? He has all the talent in the world, but his record speaks for itself.