The Dolphins are scheduled to meet with former Houston Texans’ running back Arian Foster on Monday, and according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are "seriously considering making him an offer". Earlier in the offseason, Miami expressed interest in the four-time Pro Bowl running back, but preferred to wait until he was fully recovered from an Achilles injury before making a commitment. Foster was forced to miss the final ten games of the 2015 season, due to the injury.
According to multiple sources, the Dolphins plan to workout the 29-year-old running back on Monday.
Arian Foster will be visiting the #Dolphins and set to workout this week. Keep an eye out for the #Lions on potentially monitoring Foster.— PDS (@PatDStat) July 17, 2016
Arian Foster will be meeting with Chris Grier and Adam Gase this evening. #Dolphins.— PDS (@PatDStat) July 17, 2016
Former Texans RB Arian Foster is scheduled to work out for Dolphins on Monday and Lions later this week, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 18, 2016
Miami spent most of the offseason searching for a starting running back to fill the void left by Lamar Miller, who ironically signed with the Houston Texans earlier in free agency. Currently, Jay Ajayi appears to be the starter, with rookie Kenyan Drake getting an expanded role on third down. Unfortunately with youth, comes uncertainty, and the Dolphins might be uneasy handing the reigns to Ajayi or Drake, without a veteran presence in the backfield. Foster would be the perfect third-down back to compliment the Dolphins’ unproven group of running backs.
Throughout the course of his seven-year career, Foster has carried the ball 1,454 times, recording 6,472 yards with 54 touchdowns. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl four times, in addition to being named as a First-Team All-Pro selection in 2010. That same season, Foster led the league in rushing yards with 1,616 yards. In 2012, he led the league in carries with 351. Lastly, Foster led the league in rushing touchdowns in both 2010 (16) and 2012 (15).
If he leaves Miami without a deal, Foster is scheduled to meet with the Lions later in the week.