The Houston Texans have activated running back Arian Foster from the physically unable to perform list according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Twitter.
It’s Arian’s first sign of real progress in three months. Foster strained his calf during OTA’s in May and the issue lingered into camp, eventually developing irritation in his back.
Now that he’s off the physically unable to performa list, Foster can begin getting into football shape once again with on field work outs. He has 19 days until the Houston Texans open up against the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football.
The Houston Texans only had Ben Tate as their only running back on the roster with significant experience in an NFL offense. Three undrafted rookies and young veteran Deji Karim are competing for the third roster spot.
On Monday head coach Gary Kubiak was asked if he could count on Foster to play in the season opener against San Diego, he replied with:
“I am, because I watch him work with (trainer) Geoff (Kaplan). Obviously there’s been a little setbacks as we try to get the soreness out of him. It’s not like he’s been standing around for the last three weeks.” Gary Kubiak told ESPN.com
Yeah Foster was activated and he is allowed to return to work, but I don’t expect the Texans to rush him into anything heavy right off the bat.
Arian Foster coming off PUP today.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 21, 2013