Running back Arian Foster, who’s presumably dealing with a strained hamstring – neither he nor the team has yet confirmed that’s his injury – returned to a spectating role Friday after having participated in a full practice Wednesday. He’d already missed two workouts and part of a third earlier this week.
“He’s doing OK,” coach Bill O’Brien said. “It’s kind of a day-to-day thing. It’s nothing serious. I would assume – (but) guess you can’t assume anything – he’d be back pretty soon.”
Foster's health is obviously a concern, as these nicks are starting to add up to quite a bit of missed practice time. He has missed 11 games in the last three years, but did play a full season in 2012 and no longer has Ben Tate to worry about. After finishing in the top 2 in fantasy points per game from 2010 to 2012, he was #19 in that category in 2013. Still, he has been one of the most productive RBs in the league when healthy and is a candidate for a bounceback season if he can get healthy.