MIAMI — Four-time Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster took a big step Monday in his comeback from a torn Achilles tendon. He found a team.
Foster agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins, agent Michael McCartney confirmed on his Twitter account.
Foster, who spent the past seven years with the Houston Texans, was hurt in Game 7 last year against the Dolphins. He paid a free agent visit to the Dolphins in March and accepted an offer after working out for them Monday.
Miami was looking to add depth at running back following the loss of Lamar Miller to the Texans in free agency. Jay Ajayi is expected to start after rushing for 187 yards as a rookie last year. Foster will likely compete for a backup role with third-round pick Kenyan Drake and veterans Daniel Thomas and Damien Williams.
Injuries have limited Foster to 25 games in the past three years, and he played in just four games last season, averaging 2.6 yards per carry. But he’s only 29 and holds the Texans’ franchise record with 6,472 yards rushing.
Foster’s most recent Pro Bowl season was 2014, when he rushed for 1,246 yards and caught passes for 327 in 13 games. He has 2,268 yards in career receptions.
Miami begins training camp July 29 under new coach Adam Gase.