Have to admit, I’m a bit surprised by this development:
The Texans have activated RB D'Onta Foreman from the PUP list, per source. He's eligible to begin playing in games.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 4, 2018
The Houston #Texans have activated RB D'Onta Foreman (@D33_foreman) off the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list.— Texans PR (@TexansPR) December 4, 2018
The team waived CB Natrell Jamerson to make room on the active roster. pic.twitter.com/6887YlYuCL
We’ve been awaiting the Texans’ decision about what they’d do with the second-year running back since they started their 21-day clock to make a final call twenty days ago. Bill O’Brien has been rather coy about the team’s plan in that regard since that initial announcement, so I did not see this coming, particularly with the Texans finally finding some consistent success running the ball over the last few weeks. I thought they’d keep Foreman on the shelf and look to reincorporate him into the offense during OTAs and training camp.
It’s been a little over a year since D’Onta Foreman tore his Achilles tendon. While I certainly did not expect to see him on the field until 2019, I’m thrilled that the team believes Foreman has progressed to a point that he could potentially help down the stretch. If they didn’t believe that to be the case, it’s hard to fathom the organization would rush him back or elevate him to the 53-man roster.
Of course, how much Foreman contributes in live game action remains to be seen. Nevertheless, congrats to him for putting in the work to get here. He suffered a horrific injury and has undoubtedly busted his arse to find himself where he is today.
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