Alfred Blue-Led Backfield Proves Texans Can Survive Without Arian Foster

August 17, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The good news is the Houston Texans know as well as anybody that you don't need a highly-touted running back to have a good one.
Arian Foster went undrafted in 2009, but has been to four Pro Bowls in six seasons and has rushed for more yards over the last five years than every other back in football except LeSean McCoy and Marshawn Lynch. 
But Foster underwent groin surgery earlier this month and could be out half of the year, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
So it works out that as the Texans look for a temporary replacement for Foster, they're left with four backs who either weren't drafted or were selected beyond the fifth round. 
In their preseason victory over the San Francisco 49ers Saturday night, three of those backs rushed for 127 total yards on 32 attempts, carrying the Houston offense in the team's first rehearsal for the 2015 season. 
The leader of that pack was Alfred Blue, a second-year LSU product who ran fo...

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