Pro Bowl RB Arian Foster, the NFL's rushing champ a year ago, left the Houston Texans' morning practice Friday as a precaution.
Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Foster, 24, who also led the league with 2,220 yards from scrimmage in his first season as a starter, was bothered by a leg muscle. He played through a torn meniscus in 2010.
"He told me his hamstring tightened up, so I told him to get out,'' Kubiak said. "You've got to remember (players like Foster, who are just returning to practice) haven't been doing anything, so that's why we had a clock on all of them this morning. Any sign any one of them not being quite ready to go, we were pulling them.''
This is probably nothing to worry about, but anytime the potential #1 overall fantasy pick leaves practice, it's going to be news. Hamstring injuries have a tendency to linger, but Foster has plenty of time to get healthy before Week 1.