This news isn't entirely unexpected, but it still stings.
NFL sources confirm #Texans releasing Arian Foster.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) March 3, 2016
Confirming Arian Foster released. No surprise. Been reporting for weeks he would b released.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 3, 2016
Big move: Arian Foster has been told the Texans are releasing him, per a source close to him. After great run, Foster finished in Houston.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 3, 2016
Arian Foster was unequivocally the best running back to ever play for the Houston Texans, and he was the best player on Houston's offense--one of the best players in the league--for virtually his entire career in Houston. Regardless of his age, injury history, or anything else, Arian Foster was a special player. He'll be missed, and here's hoping he finds success in whatever the next chapter is.
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