ABC 13’s David Nuno sat down for an exclusive one-on-one this week with former Texans running back Arian Foster – as well as his hardworking training staff – for the first interview Foster has given since being released by the Texans prior to the start of free agency. Unsurprisingly for one of the most competitive athletes in the world, Foster does not quite think his career is over just yet.
"Mentally, spiritually, physically, it's probably the best I have seen him," said Kahn, Foster's trainer.
As for the player's personal image as he shops around for a new team, Foster says he lets people think what they want to think.
"I am not one of those Captain America, 'yes sir, no sir,' kind of cats and a lot of that comes across as arrogance but if anyone has spent any real time with me, they'll say I'm not arrogant," Arian said.
So, is one of the greatest players to ever wear a Texans jersey ready to play football again -- and this time for another franchise? Foster says he could suit-up today if wanted to.
"I probably need another month to get where I am, the person everyone is use to seeing," Arian said. "I can definitely play but I need another month to be where I want to be and be at that pro-bowl lever I can be at."
With Foster likely still several weeks away from being "himself", or anything resembling that level, we might not see him sign with a team until just before the start of training camp after all of their OTAs and minicamps are over and done with. Foster may not be a Texan anymore, but I will never stop holding a place in my heart for his gliding, effortless running style or his unique personality off the field. He’s going to be a locker room gem for whatever team manages to enlist his services – that much is guaranteed.
Good luck to you wherever you end up, Arian. Just don’t go to Indy…please.