Texans RB Arian Foster finally sounds as if he's prepared to sit out.
"I'll take it day by day, mainly keeping it more and more healthy until I feel it's 100 percent," he said. "I'm a competitor, and I want to play. I want to help this team win ballgames. This is one of those injuries … you can't push through it. The more you push, the worse it gets. It's just tough for a competitive person."
Foster couldn't say when he'd be back on the field, but he knows he'll be back.
"It's going to get healed - it's only Game 2," Foster said. "I want to be out there with my team, but this team is looking to advance further than we have before. I want to make sure I'm healthy for the right stretch."
All signs are pointing to Ben Tate getting the start and having a big day. The best case for Foster owners is that he rests until his hamstring is fully healed. If he continues to come back too early in the recovery process, this situation will linger the entire year.