AFC South Blog
If you want to see Texans running back Arian Foster in a football setting, you will get a chance as soon as Friday. That's when the Kevin Costner-led vehicle "Draft Day" debuts in theaters nationwide. Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman said Foster "looks like a real damn actor" during his four-minute part.
Foster's return to the actual NFL will take place this summer. He was medically cleared last month following November surgery to fix a herniated disc in his back. Foster told Freeman that surgery "wasn't as major as it sounded. That's why I rebounded so quickly. I also worked my ass off. I'm expecting to do bigger things and bounce back."
Andre Brown is a backup running back. He's missed 14 games the past two seasons and averaged just 3.5 yards per carry last year. But at the price the Texans signed him Monday, it's tough to not see this addition as a bargain. The Texans inked Brown to a one-year contract worth $645,000. As Ben Tate is now in Cleveland, Brown will look to fill the role of second fiddle to Arian Foster in Houston's backfield.
Chris Johnson has basically been considered an ex-Titan in the minds of almost every NFL insider since the end of the 2013 season. It just didn't become official until today. The Titans cut Johnson on Friday, a few days before Tennessee's organized team activities were scheduled to begin.
Memories of Johnson's six years in as a Titan will always begin with his 2,000-yard season of 2009. But Johnson failed to top 1,100 rushing yards in two of his next four seasons, and he was due $8 million in 2014. This move saved the team $6 million.
"I'd like to thank all of my teammates, the fans, the staff and the coaches who have supported me throughout my journey with the Titans," Johnson wrote on Twitter on Friday. "I have grown so much as an individual and as teammate over the past few years, and I am excited about the opportunity to bring my experience and talents to a new organization. I'm looking forward to the next chapter and can't wait to contribute to my new team."