DJ Foster

DJ Foster

Running Back #37
Team: Arizona Cardinals
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 193 lb.
College:Arizona State
Age:26
Born:November 22, 1993
Drafted:2016 / UDFA

DJ Foster: Back in desert

Foster (hamstring) re-signed with the Cardinals on a one-year contract Wednesday.

Analysis: Foster appeared in six contests as a special-teams asset with the Cardinals in 2019 prior to sustaining a season-ending hamstring injury. When back to full health, he'll spend the summer competing for a similar reserve role behind Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds.

March 25, 2020 4:03 PM EST

DJ Foster: Ruled out with hamstring issue

Foster (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Foster strictly has played special teams to this point in the season, but he might have been part of the offense this week with David Johnson (ankle) considered a game-time decision. In any case, Chase Edmonds is left as the only healthy running back on Arizona's roster, with Justin Davis waiting on the practice squad.

October 18, 2019 1:39 PM EST

DJ Foster: Limited Thursday

Foster (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Foster appears to have suffered his hamstring injury mid-week, given that he wasn't listed on Wednesday's practice report. It's a positive sign that the depth running back wasn't held out of practice entirely, but it remains to be seen whether he'll be cleared to play Sunday against the Giants. Foster does all his damage on special teams for Arizona.

October 17, 2019 2:41 PM EST

DJ Foster: Ineffective in preseason opener

Foster (knee) netted minus-2 yards on three rushes during Thursday's preseason game against the Chargers.

Analysis: Foster spent the entire 2018 season on injured reserve due to a torn ACL, so his participation in Thursday's game is a positive step despite a lack of production. The 25-year-old running back is competing with Chase Edmonds, T.J. Logan, Dontae Strickland and Wes Hills for a role behind every-down starter David Johnson.

August 9, 2019 1:23 PM EST

DJ Foster: Easing back into action

Foster (knee) rode a stationary bike during Wednesday's practice, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Foster missed the entire 2018 season with a torn ACL he suffered late last August. Now roughly 9 months removed from the injury, the 25-year-old appears to be right on schedule in his recovery and seemingly has a good chance of being ready to go for training camp. At that time, Foster will compete with Chase Edmonds, T.J. Logan and a slew of undrafted rookies for slotting under David Johnson.

May 29, 2019 2:43 PM EST

DJ Foster: Sticking in Arizona

The Cardinals signed Foster (knee) to a one-year contract Friday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Foster has held promise since entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2016, but he was active just 10 times in his first two season before tearing his ACL in August and missing the entire 2018 campaign. Assuming his rehab goes as planned, he may have a tough time supplanting those above him on the depth chart in Arizona, namely David Johnson, Chase Edmonds and T.J. Logan.

March 8, 2019 2:16 PM EST

DJ Foster: Says he's ahead of schedule

Foster (knee) said he is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation from the ACL tear he suffered in late August, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official website reports.

Analysis: After playing 10 games for the Patriots and Cardinals over the previous two years, Foster made his case for a spot on Arizona's 53-man roster during training camp in 2018, but he then tore his ACL in the third week of the preseason. He's now scheduled to become a restricted free agent and said he hopes to stay with the Cardinals under new head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Foster's background as a part-time wide receiver in college could make him useful as a backup to David Johnson, with Kingsbury coming from a pass-happy background at Texas Tech. Of course, the 25-year-old will still need to battle for a roster spot once he regains his health, as the Cardinals have other depth options in the form of Chase Edmonds, T.J. Logan and Brandon Wilds.

February 5, 2019 6:33 AM EST

DJ Foster: Lands on IR

Foster (knee) has been placed on IR, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: With Foster -- who suffered both a torn ACL and MCL in Sunday's preseason game against the Cowboys -- out for the season, the Cardinals bolstered their running back depth Tuesday by signing Darius Victor.

August 28, 2018 10:36 AM EST

DJ Foster: Diagnosed with ACL tear

Foster (knee) has been diagnosed with a torn ACL, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Foster suffered the injury in Sunday's preseason game against Dallas and will now miss the entire 2018 season. He was competing with T.J. Logan for the No. 3 spot at running back, behind David Johnson and fourth-round rookie Chase Edmonds. The injury moves Logan closer to a roster spot, with potential for a committee role in the event of a Johnson injury. The Cardinals would be wise to check out the free-agent scrap heap after cutdown day.

August 27, 2018 10:07 AM EST

DJ Foster: Sustains knee inury

Foster sustained a knee injury and will not return to Sunday's preseason game against the Cowboys.

Analysis: The extent of Foster's injury has yet to be confirmed. In his absence, T.J. Logan and Sherman Badie could see extra reps out of the backfield.

August 26, 2018 6:03 PM EST

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