Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is considered a "long shot" to play today, which could be a huge break for the New York Giants as they seek their first victory of the season.
#Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) is viewed as a longshot to play today vs. #Giants, sources says. Could mean a lot of Alfred Blue & co— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 21, 2014
The Texans have run the ball more often than any team in the league, with Foster carrying 41 times for 255 yards as Houston has gotten off to a 2-0 start.
If Foster can't play, Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes and Ronnie Brown would carry the load in the Texans' backfield. Blue has received the most work behind Foster this season, rushing 12 times for 40 yards. Grimes has received four carries, with Brown getting three rushes.
The Giants, of course, caught a break last week against the Arizona Cardinals when Carson Palmer, Arizona's starting QB, was sidelined by a shoulder injury. They could not take advantage. Can they take advantage this week if Foster is out?
More on this, and the full list of inactives, a little bit later.
[UPDATE] - Arian Foster Ruled Out
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>HOU RB Arian Foster will not play vs NYG.</p>— Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/KimJonesSports/status/513710444524371968">September 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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