Expected to be cut running back Arian Foster could have a potential landing spot in the Oakland Raiders.
The offseason is upon us for all but eight NFL teams, which means that slowly but surely, big names are getting closer and closer to the open market. Leading to speculation over where each player will wind up once 2016 NFL Free Agency begins in early March.
One player that could be hitting the open market despite being under contract is veteran Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, who according to reports out of Houston is likely to be cut for salary cap purposes after tearing his Achilles this season. Adding another veteran running back to the market.
Bleacher Report’s Chris Simms identified the Raiders as a potential landing spot for Foster, adding that the Silver and Black could be a team that will be looking for a veteran running back to work under Latavius Murray this offseason. A role that Foster would be perfect for.
Foster has still yet to be cut by the Texans even if it is looking like an inevitability, but the veteran could be a nice fit for a Raiders team that has shown interest in adding a veteran back in the past two offseasons. A former top running back, Foster would be an improvement over the likes of Maurice Jones-Drew and Roy Helu Jr. for the Raiders when it comes to veteran additions via free agency. We will see if they actually kick the tires on the idea when the time comes.