Arian Foster is ready to return following back operation

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Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is ready to return to the football field following a back operation that limited him to just eight games a season ago.

Foster, 27, is expected to be a large part of new coach Bill O’Brien’s offense being a large part of the running game and in the receiving game out of the backfield.

Last season Foster ran 121 times for 542 yards scoring just one touchdown. His best season in the passing came back in 2010 when he caught 66 passes.

The Texans are still undecided at quarterback with Ryan Fitzpatrick looking like the Week 1 starter at this point. He will have Case Keenum and T.J. Yates behind him which should mean a heavy reliance on running backs in Houston this year.