Arian Foster, a four-time Pro Bowl running back, is making a comeback from a torn Achilles tendon by agreeing to a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins.
This deal was announced and confirmed by Foster’s agent, Michael McCartney, via his twitter account. The contract is worth $1.5 million plus incentives that has a maximum total value of $3.5 million, according to a league source.
Foster will play a big role at the running back post with the Miami Dolphins after the team lost Lamar Miller to the Houston Texans in free agency. Miller was Miami’s leading rusher last season. Jay Ajayi, Kenyan Drake, and veterans Daniel Thomas and Damien Williams will join Foster for a title bid next season.
According to Foster, he decided to join the Miami Dolphins because “they’re a young team, a hungry team.” He added, “[They have] a lot of talent on both sides of the ball. I think they have the right head coach and the right people in the front office. They’re all committed to winning there.”
In the past three years, Foster was limited to only 25 games because of injuries. Last season, he just played four games, averaging 2.6 yards per carry. However, he’s only 29 and holds the Texans’ franchise record with 6,472 yards rushing.
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The year 2014 was his most recent Pro Bowl season wherein he rushed for 1,246 yards and caught passes for 327 in 13 games. He has 2,268 yards in career receptions.
Miami begins training camp on July 29 under new coach Adam Gase.
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