Texans RB D’Onta Foreman is ‘back in good shape’
Houston Texans running back D’Onta Foreman tore his Achilles during his rookie campaign in 2017 and played in just one game this past season as a result.
However, Texans general manager Brian Gaine is expecting a bit more from Foreman going into this year, saying that he is back in shape:
“D’Onta, he’s come back in good shape,” Gaine said, according to Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle. “He had an unfortunate situation. Very difficult injury to return from as it relates to the running back position, so we’re pleased with his progress. It looks like he has put in the time and the commitment to be ready to go when we got here, got back here for the first day of the offseason program. I’ve been pleased with what I’ve seen, but there’s a lot of football left to be played, there’s a lot of offseason left to complete, but so far so good in terms of getting off on the right foot.”
Foreman, who played his collegiate football at the University of Texas, was originally selected by Houston in the third round (89th pick overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.
He played in 10 games during his rookie year before suffering the Achilles injury, rushing for 327 yards and a couple of touchdowns while averaging 4.2 yards per carry.
Of course, Lamar Miller is the Texans’ featured running back, so Foreman will be vying for the primary backup role along with Buddy Howell and Josh Ferguson. At least until the NFL Draft at the end of this month, of course.