Aug 25, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (center) congratulates center Chris Myers (55) and running back Ben Tate (44) after a Texans touchdown against the New Orleans Saints at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster won't play Thursday


Houston Texans use running back Arian Foster like a work horse. He led the league in rushing attempts last season with 351 touches. The Texans have decided not to play Foster in Thursday night’s preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington. That means Foster will have not played in any of their 4 preseason games this year.

“I’m not a huge fan of preseason,” Foster said, via the Houston Chronicle. “But I feel like I’ll be ready for Sept. 9. I know game speed. I just have to get myself back and acclimated for football. But I’ll be fine.”

The Houston Texans take on the San Diego Chargers in the season opener on September 9th.

It wouldn’t seem entirely necessary for a veteran back like Arian Foster to need playing time in the preseason game. The fourth and final preseason game is considered a throw away game where camp fodder is clinging to hope they make the roster. Foster could be at risk of an unnecessary injury if he were to play.

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