HOUSTON — The Houston Texans have activated running again D’Onta Foreman from the bodily unable to carry out list, the workforce introduced Tuesday.
Foreman tore his Achilles final November and had been on the PUP list for the reason that begin of coaching camp.
Houston is maintaining tempo with the AFC leaders by suffocating opposing offenses, holding groups below 20 factors in six of its previous eight video games.
In his rookie season in 2017, Foreman ran for 327 yards and two touchdowns on 78 carries. His two scores got here within the Nov. 19 victory over the Cardinals, when he suffered the season-ending damage. The running again was sharing carries with Lamar Miller on the time of his damage and was anticipated to be an necessary a part of the running recreation in his return this season.
The Texans have had a number of success running the ball recently, dashing for a franchise-record 281 yards in Week 12 and 187 yards in Week 13. Miller has run for greater than 100 yards in every recreation. If Foreman is energetic throughout video games transferring ahead, he might assist spell Miller and contribute on early downs.
Final month, Texans running backs coach Danny Barrett complimented Foreman, saying he thinks his return might take Houston’s running backs to the subsequent degree.
“For his dimension, he has good velocity,” Barrett mentioned. “I feel he runs with nice pad degree as properly, which is at all times leaning ahead — falling ahead I ought to say. It enhances what we do on offense with the opposite two guys as properly.”
In a corresponding transfer, Houston waived cornerback Natrell Jamerson from the energetic roster.