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Breaking: Dolphins Arian Foster abruptly retires

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So long, we hardly knew ye! After just 7 games and a total of 22 carries for the Miami Dolphins, free agent RB Arian Foster has decided (we believe) to retire.

Foster made the announcement earlier Monday night himself via a web posting here:

Foster clearly could no longer get healthy this season. After straining his groin in game two at New England he was back trying to play the last two weeks, but it was obvious he was a shell of the feared back he used to be.

The former un-drafted back out of Tennessee, once had a spectacular 1,600 yard season in 2010 for the Houston Texans and had three other years with at least 1,200 yards rushing. He also had made the Pro Bowl four times in his career.

Foster battled groin problems his last three years in Houston, but ironically it was a ruptured achilles tendon in Miami last October 25th (that’s Tuesday, btw) that effectively ended his career in Houston. They cut him in this off season and the Dolphins under first year coach Adam Gase, brought him in to try to bolster a ground game to compliment QB Ryan Tannehill.

It never materialized, as Foster ran for just 55 total yards in four games played.

It also cannot be coincidence that with young RB Jay Ajayi running for 200 yards in each of the last two games, that Foster would choose to step away from the Dolphins while they clearly now have their #1 option.

As 9 p.m. Eastern the Dolphins had yet to acknowledge Foster’s announcement. But it appears legit that he ‘s done. Stay tuned.

 

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