The Houston Texans aren't going to be able to replace Arian Foster with any free-agent pickup. But they did make a smart choice when they picked up the phone Tuesday in response to Foster's serious groin injury.
The story said Thomas is not an every down back, but did believe Thomas is the best of the backs on the market. Thomas has been one of the best passing down options in the league for his entire career. He's especially excellent on screen passes and was effective in 2014 with 4.9 yards-per-carry and 8.4 yards-per-catch. This could potentially hurt Alfred Blue's value a bit as Thomas would be a good fit for Houston in passing situations, but may also steal some carries.