PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins have officially answered their running back question. Now, the question is, will their new running back be healthy in time for the season?
Miami has agreed to a one-year deal with former rushing champion Arian Foster, his agent, Mike McCartney, said Monday on Twitter.
Foster won the NFL rushing title in 2010 but has dealt with two significant injuries since that year, including a torn Achilles in 2015.
The former Houston Texans running back rushed for 1,246 yards in 2014 despite playing just 13 games as he recovered from a bulging disc in his back. He ran for just 163 yards in four games in 2015 before his season was cut short because of the Achilles injury.
"I still feel like I'm a Pro Bowl-caliber player, and I intend to show it," Foster said.
The Dolphins have been searching for veteran help in the backfield since Lamar Miller left for Houston in free agency and the Broncos matched Miami's offer sheet to C.J. Anderson.
Jay Ajayi has been penciled in as the starter despite carrying the ball just 49 times in his rookie season last year.
"I don't have any expectations," Foster said. "I'm just coming here to compete and help the squad out however I can."