Arian Foster has maintained that he’ll be “healthy for training camp” and is “hungry” to regain his 2012 form. The problem is that training camp is almost here, and Foster is not employed by an NFL team. Here’s a look at the odds of where the former rushing champ winds up.
Miami met with Foster in March but the team has maintained that it likes back Jay Ajayi. New head coach Adam Gase told Yahoo! That Ajayi will be given ample opportunity to be the Dolphins’ every-down back.
“We really don’t believe in ‘Hey, you’re just a first and second down back.’ I don’t know what that means,” Gase said. “We look for guys that can stay on the field all three downs because we’re not looking to sub personnel.”
Translation: “We need another running back.”
The Dolphins have smartly played hardball with Foster, but this still looks like the most obvious landing spot.
The longer this thing plays out, the more likely it becomes that Foster winds up in New England. Bill Belichick loves scooping guys like this up in August after the player runs out of options.
Rashad Jennings is the main man, but New York could use some quality depth.
Oakland needs some depth at the running back position as well and Foster would be an excellent third down solution.
Chicago seems ready to roll with Jeremy Langford, mostly because it has an offensive line that could open holes for anyone with a set of legs.
NFL Network analyst Michael Robinson thinks that Frank Gore is still a top-10 running back in the league. Calling BS on that. Gore is 33-years-old, ancient in running back terms, and Foster is 29. Indy should think about signing Foster and hoping either Gore or Foster plays like it’s 2011.
Denver doesn’t have a great back on its roster, but in 2016 you don’t need one. The Broncos do have depth as they have CJ Anderson, Ronnie Hillman and Devontae Booker on the roster.