In a somewhat surprising move, the Texans parted ways with D’Onta Foreman Sunday morning.
The Texans placed RB D’Onta Foreman on waivers. They weren’t happy with his work habits. RBs on the roster are veterans Josh Ferguson, Buddy Howell and Taiwan Jones and undrafted rookies Damarea Crockett and Karan Higdon Jr.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) August 4, 2019
John McClain was the first to report this story, as it happened very early Sunday morning. Adam Schefter was the next to report the news in a very blunt tweet.
Texans placed RB D’Onta Foreman on waivers, as @McClain_on_NFL reported. Houston feels like Foreman needs a fresh start and needs to grow up.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 4, 2019
Foreman’s Houston tenure started off with a lot of promise but turned into a vat of disappointment, culminating with his exit Sunday.
Foreman played in just 11 of a possible 32 games in two seasons with the Texans after a torn Achilles kept him out of the lineup for 21 games across 2017 and 2018.
In those 11 games, Foreman logged 326 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He also caught one touchdown in his lone appearance last season in Week 16 against the Eagles.
Ultimately, Foreman fell into Bill O’Brien’s doghouse and never found a way out.
Now, the Texans are incredibly thin with their running back depth. Josh Ferguson carried the ball only once last season with the Colts, and Taiwan Jones has not carried the ball in a regular season game for positive yardage since 2015. Buddy Howell was used primarily on special teams last season.
There’s hope that the Texans will make an addition to balance the subtraction made this morning, but with how the offseason has gone, it’s hard to predict any of what the front office will do.