Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes fantasy options with Arian Foster out

Alfred-BlueThe Houston Texans announced on Sunday that Arian Foster will be inactive against the New York Giants with a hamstring injury. Rookie running back Alfred Blue and second-year back Jonathan Grimes will likely see an increase in workload as a result of Foster’s injury. Veteran back Ronnie Brown could also get some touches.

If you’re looking to pick up one back to plug into your fantasy lineup, Blue is probably the “safest” option. The former LSU Tiger has registered 12 carries through two games this season even with Foster healthy. He is averaging 3.3 yards per carry. Grimes has rushed just four times for 11 yards.

It’s hard to get excited about anyone with Foster out, even against the Giants’ weak defense. The Texans are likely going to ride the hot hand, meaning any of the three aforementioned backs has a chance to make an impact. I personally wouldn’t play Blue, Grimes or Brown unless I was desperate.

Arian Foster isn’t gonna not pee in the hot tub


Any members of the Houston Texans who get into the hot tub with Arian Foster or use it after the veteran running back is finished with it should beware — there’s going to be urine in there.

For whatever reason, Foster revealed on Twitter Friday morning that he pees in the hot tub every time he goes in it. Why? Because your muscles get so relaxed that you can’t control it.

While I’m not going to get into whether or not I pee in hot tubs, pools, lakes, etc., I will tell you that there have been times where I have ventured into a hot tub on not lost control of my bladder. Plenty of them, actually. Foster might want to add that to the list of things the team doctor needs to check out for him.

Between his salty interviews with reporters and now this delightful revelation, Foster can’t be making a lot of new friends this offseason.

H/T Jimmy Traina’s Big Buzz

Arian Foster still not cooperating with Houston media

Arian FosterArian Foster is in a particularly cranky mood this offseason. The Houston Texans star returned to practice Wednesday after nursing a hamstring injury, and on Thursday he spoke to reporters for just the second time since the 2013 season ended. Remember a couple weeks ago when he answered almost every question by saying he is just trying to be the best teammate he can be? Foster was just as much of a d-bag in offseason interview 2.0.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk picked out some of the best snippets from Foster’s useless interview. He gave a lot of one-word answers and blatantly danced around most questions. When asked if he actually considered retirement last year as he recently told ESPN, Foster once again said he is “trying to be the best teammate I can be.”

When someone asked a follow-up to the same question, you know what the response was.

“Every day you just work hard,” Foster said. “You’ve got to be the best teammate you can be out here.”

Foster was then asked why he has decided to not cooperate with the local media.

“I’m just trying to be the best teammate I can be and that’s part of it.”

Foster made it clear that he was only chatting with reporters because he is contractually obligated to do so. He also would not say whether he felt he was becoming a distraction to the team by being such a jerk to the media.

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Arian Foster just trying to be the best teammate he can be (Video)

Arian FosterArian Foster returned to Houston Texans practice Wednesday after missing a few workouts, and he decided to finally speak to the media for the first time since last season ended. But Foster wasn’t exactly enthusiastic about talking to reporters and instead went the old Rasheed Wallace route.

Foster answered nearly every question — 11 in total — the same way: “I’m just trying to be the best teammate I can.”

Regardless of the query, Foster would not be broken from his pattern, which became humorous after about the third or fourth question. And in a way, by having a bizarre media conference like that, Foster does make it easier for his teammates because now nobody will focus on them.

And for the originator of the repetitive answer press conference, I present Rasheed Wallace:

Arian Foster posts hilarious video addressing Andre Johnson’s situation with Texans

Andre Johnson has yet to show up to the Houston Texans’ offseason program. Workouts have all been voluntary to this point, but it is obvious the 32-year-old veteran is sending a message. And if Johnson is thinking about asking out of Houston, Arian Foster has a hilarious message for his longtime teammate.

Foster posted the video you see above on Instagram Thursday, trying to use The Temptations to convince his buddy to stick around.

Earlier this month, Johnson questioned if Houston is still the place for him. Now he just has to show up. How can you say no to that?


H/T Jimmy Traina’s The Big Buzz

Arian Foster hooks up duped female fan

Arian Foster fan

Arian Foster came through for a female fan who had a social media mishap involving the Houston Texans running back.

Two weeks ago, a Texans fan named Jenni Bazard posted a photo on Twitter of her and a man who she thought was Foster, boasting that she had met and taken a picture with one of her favorite football players:

As you can see, though the man in the photo looks like Foster, he clearly was not Arian Foster. Foster even responded to the woman over Twitter to inform her that she had been duped.

Fast forward nearly two weeks, and the real Foster got together with Bazard to make sure she could get a picture with the actual Texans running back:

Perfect ending. And I’ll tell you this: one look at that photo and I’m pretty sure I know why Foster didn’t mind getting together.

H/T State of the Texans

Arian Foster worried about Lil Terio and his Uber rant

Lil-Terio-UberLil Terio, known to many as Cousin Terio, has taken the internet and the NFL by storm over the past year. The dude has more than 750,000 Instagram followers, and he posts daily videos which get thousands of likes. Those videos have Houston Texans running back Arian Foster concerned about him.

On Wednesday, Terio posted a series of videos on Instagram of himself riding in a car with an Uber driver. He was giving the guy all kinds of s—. Here’s what Foster had to say about it.

You can watch the videos below.

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