The Houston Texans have found some form of a replacement for Arian Foster, as they plan on signing Pierre Thomas
The Houston Texans were put into a bind this week with the news that running back Arian Foster would be missing significant time with a groin injury. Foster went down in practice and it was later revealed the injury would require surgery. Arian Foster is not someone that’s easily replaceable, but the Texans are going to do their best. After working out veteran Pierre Thomas on Wednesday, it’s reported that the two sides will come to an agreement.
This will be the first team that Thomas spends time with other than the New Orleans Saints. Thomas signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2007, and he was a solid hand for the organization during his eight years in the league. He never rushed for over 1,000 yards, but he was consistently a solid contributor.
Thomas won’t be looked at as a “replacement” for Foster, but having his veteran presence in the backfield certainly won’t hurt. When Foster went down with injury this week, second-year running back Alfred Blue out of LSU was the man who took over the first-team reps. With that, you can see where bringing Thomas into the fold with his experience is pretty crucial here.
For at least the first half of the season, as it’s been reported that Foster could not return until after Week 8, the Texans’ running back situation will be a little sketchy. But the eventual addition of Thomas will certainly help the cause for this offense.
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