The Texans have placed running back D’Onta Foreman on waivers, creating a backup spot on the roster behind starter Lamar Miller, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.
A third-round pick from the University of Texas in 2017, Foreman suffered a torn Achilles tendon during an impressive rookie year, wasn’t a factor last season when he tried to return but reported in good physical condition this year.
During camp, it was apparent coach Bill O’Brien wasn’t happy with Foreman’s progress. Asked after a practice about competition for the third running back spot, O’Brien said, “Who’re the first two?” When starter Miller and Foreman were mentioned, he said, “Miller,” and went on to explain the backup job was “wide open.”
Those familiar with the situation say the Texans weren’t happy with Foreman’s work habits and a continuing problem for being late to meetings. Now they’ll have to find his replacement. On the current roster, they have veterans Josh Ferguson, Buddy Howell and Taiwan Jones and undrafted rookies Damarea Crockett and Karan Higdon Jr.