Arian Foster

Deep Dive
Why the Big-Money Back Is a Vanishing Breed
Why the Big-Money Back Is a Vanishing Breed
The position of Sayers, Smith and Sanders is now one of the least valuable in pro football. What led to the dramatic decline in the worth of running backs? Decreasing big-play potency, ever-evolving offenses and just plain cheaper alternatives
By Andy Benoit
Muscle and Medicine
Ben Tate: No Pain, No Gain
Ben Tate: No Pain, No Gain
The Texans’ season is a lost cause, but there’s one reason to stick with them: a running back who’s playing through the agony of four broken ribs—and enduring acupuncture to cope—to prove he’s worth a free-agent investment
By Robert Klemko
Open Field
Video: The Midweek Report
Video: The Midweek Report
The hot topics after Week 1: Can Michael Vick stay healthy, are MJD and Arian Foster on the decline, and how should the Giants deal with David Wilson's fumbleitis?
By Peter King
Postcards From Training Camp
Video: Houston’s Mega-Watt Power
Video: Houston's Mega-Watt Power
He emerged as the most dominant defender in the league last year. Now J.J. Watt, and the Texans, can be even better
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
Arian Foster: The AFC’s Mystery Man
Arian Foster: The AFC’s Mystery Man
His health in question and his presence looming large in the Super Bowl picture, the Texans’ running back insists he's feeling fine; why Rex Ryan guaranteed his firing; more
By Peter King
Deep Dive
Texans Preview: The Supporting Cast Must Take a Leading Role
Texans Preview: The Supporting Cast Must Take a Leading Role
But Matt Schaub—the NFL’s rifleman without the arm—will ultimately determine if Houston’s season is Super Bowl or bust
By Andy Benoit