It appears like Houston is trimming its running back numbers.
The Texans have waived D’Onta Foreman and are signing linebacker Gimel President, who spent four games with Houston in 2017, the team announced Sunday.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) August 4, 2019
Foreman is entering his third NFL season and didn’t see much of the field in 2018. The 23-year-old showed promise as a rookie in 2017, rushing for 327 yards and two touchdowns. But he tore his Achilles in the back half of the year and only appeared in one game the following season.
Some expected Foreman to be the front-runner to back up Lamar Miller, but coach Bill O’Brien indicated that position was “wide open” during camp. But O’Brien did say Foreman had the potential to be valuable if he showed effort.
“It’s great. I have high expectations for him. I think he’s a talented guy. I know he wants to do well,” O’Brien said. “I just think he’s got a chance to be a really good player.
“I think if he’s healthy and consistent and showing up day to day and putting the work in, he’s got the chance to be good.”
Evidently he didn’t do that, so he’ll have to look for an opportunity on a new team.
The Texans won the AFC South with an 11-5 record last season ranking eighth in total rushing yards (2,021).