Arian Foster's reported upcoming surgery and subsequent unavailability will result in at least three (3) free agent running backs getting a shot at a contract with the Texans. You already knew Pierre Thomas was one of them; here's the word on the identities of the other two.
#Texans will look at free agent running backs Pierre Thomas, Ben Malena & Joe McKnight with Thomas the frontrunner for the job.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) August 5, 2015
Texans are bringing in RBs Pierre Thomas, Ben Malena and Joe McKnight for tryouts. Hope to sign Thomas.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) August 5, 2015
While Thomas is apparently the prohibitive favorite to get signed by the Texans, he still has to pass a physical. McKnight and Malena, the latter of whom has some experience with this offense under Bill O'Brien, shouldn't be dismissed out of hand just yet.