The Miami Dolphins will have a roster spot to fill as running back Arian Foster had decided to call it a career.
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Foster who signed with the Dolphins prior to training camp has been very limited since returning from his groin injury he suffered in week two. The Dolphins were hoping that he would be able to add a spark to their offense to replace Lamar Miller but it was wasted money.
"“There comes a time in every athlete’s career when their ambition and their body are no longer on the same page,” Foster wrote. “I’ve reached that point. It’s hard to write those words because this game has been everything to me.”"
One fan showed his thoughts on Foster when he texted me the breaking news with the line, “now he can take a knee at home”. Sadly it’s about the only thing Foster will be remembered for in Miami.
Foster made waves with a lot of fans when he and three others opted to take a knee during the national anthem. It won’t be his silent protest that he will be most remembered for around the league.
Foster, undrafted eight seasons ago, consistently led the NFL in rushing. At or near the top for most of those eight years until injuries began to take their toll. Last year Foster’s season ended when he tore his Achilles during the Texans blowout loss to Miami in Miami.
The Dolphins got Foster back to practice two weeks ago but the Dolphins opted to stick with Jay Ajayi this week as the starter. Ajayi has two back-to-back 200 yard games. It’s unclear if Foster viewed a back-up role as less desirable. He made little impact on Sunday against the Bills.
Still, when Foster was on his game he was one of the best in the league.
Arian Foster thanked the Dolphins and the NFL and it’s clear that his decision is based on the inability to remain healthy at this stage of his career.