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article imageNFL Rumors: Arian Foster to Washington Redskins?

By Larry Seely     May 23, 2016 in Sports
Washington - The Washington Redskins made the NFL Playoffs last season despite the lack of a solid running game and with Alfred Morris now playing elsewhere, this team could look for help before the regular season begins.
Matt Jones is expected to handle the starting running back job this season, but the 23-year-old didn't exactly set the league on fire last year. The former Florida Gators star managed just 490 yards and three touchdowns. His 3.4 yards per carry aren't the type of numbers that create fear in opposing defenses and he's not much of a threat in the passing game.
There have been reports linking the team with free agent Arian Foster, who is still recovering from an Achilles injury that limited the veteran to just four games last year with Houston, but when healthy, his stats are among the best in the league.
At 29 years old, the veteran isn't likely to handle a big load if he returns to the NFL, but a player that has over 6,000 yards on the ground and 68 career touchdowns, is a good insurance policy, especially if healthy.
Foster is also a capable pass receiver with 249 catches in his career and for a team that had limited success out of the backfield in 2015, signing the veteran could be a great move.
Washington also suffered with injuries to the offensive line, hurting the running game, especially over the second half of the season, but with another year of experience on the line, this could be a perfect match, not only on the field, but also in the locker room.
There are a couple other teams that have shown interest, including the Miami Dolphins, who also enter this year relying on a young running back. Reports of a visit in March created a stir, but no contract was offered at that time, but its likely the Florida team will add some help before the regular season in hopes of improving a sluggish offense.
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