Arian Foster, the Houston Texans all-time leader in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, yards per game and total scoring for a non-kicker, will no longer be on the roster, the team announced Thursday.
“There are not many players I respect more than Arian Foster,” general manager Rick Smith said in a statement Thursday. “He maximized his opportunity as an undrafted college free agent and worked to become the most productive back in franchise history, and one of the most complete backs in the NFL during his tenure with the Texans. Arian has contributed much, and meant a great deal to the success of the franchise over the past seven seasons and we wish him only the best as he continues his playing career.”
Shortly after being released, Foster reflected on his time with the Texans in an Instagram post:
“I’ve got (seven) years of beautiful memories with teammates, staff and coaches I’ll never forget,” Foster wrote. “Thank you all for being a part of this journey. People that I call friends and brothers have all contributed to the success of what we did on the field, and also to the person that I am off …”
Foster, 29, racked up 4,264 yards and 41 touchdowns over a three-year span between 2010 and 2012. In that time, he also caught more than 100 passes for 1,438 yards and six touchdowns.
Unfortunately, Foster suffered from injury issues like most players at the position eventually do.