Arian Foster was a full participant in practice on Wednesday and should start in Week 4 against Pittsburgh. He had been hobbled by a left hamstring strain since the third game of the preseason.
“I have no issues with it anymore,” Foster said after practice. “I could’ve played last week, but they just wanted to reassure that it wasn’t going to be reoccurring.
“He’s fine,” Kubiak said. “Like I said, he should be OK heading to the rest of the season now, hopefully. We’ll keep our fingers crossed, but he’s chomping at the bit, ready to go, took his full load (in practice). We’re OK.”
Second-year running back Ben Tate has filled in capably during Foster’s absence, ranking fifth in the league with 301 rushing yards. But the Texans have struggled inside the red zone without Foster, last year’s NFL rushing champion who also led the league with 16 rushing touchdowns.