Former Texans and Titans running back D’Onta Foreman is meeting with the Falcons today (Twitter link via Adam Schefter of ESPN.com). Foreman, once a star at UT, could likely be had on a minimum-salaried deal with no guarantees.
Foreman saw time in ten games as a rookie for the Texans, notching 327 rushing yards and two scores on 78 carries. But, towards the end of the year, he tore his Achilles. His 2018 follow-up was limited to just one game and he was subsequently released. Up until the injury, Foreman was considered a possible heir to Lamar Miller‘s RB1 job.
Foreman then had a cup of coffee with the Colts, but sat as a free agent for all of 2019. In 2020, he caught on with the Titans and tallied 22 totes for 95 yards. For his career, Foreman has 421 yards rushing and a decent 3.9 ypc average, albeit in a limited sample.
The Falcons are currently set to feature veteran Mike Davis, wide receiver-turned-running back Cordarrelle Patterson, and Quadree Ollison in the backfield. Davis and Ollison, in particular, have drawn strong reviews from coach Arthur Smith.
“It’s clear that both guys are very smart players. That’s obvious about both of them,” Smith said recently (via the team website). “They have pretty good hands, and we’re trying to push to see what they can do. That’s part of our job. We need to make sure they can (do. We’re trying to test them and be aggressive.”
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