DJ Foster

DJ Foster

Running Back #37
Team: Arizona Cardinals
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 193 lb.
College:Arizona State
Age:27
Born:November 22, 1993
Drafted:2016 / UDFA

DJ Foster: Bumps to active roster

The Cardinals signed Foster from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Foster looks set to make his sixth straight appearance during Sunday's game against the Eagles. With Chase Edmonds (ankle) listed as questionable, he could get an opportunity for expanded reserve duties.

December 19, 2020 1:59 PM EST

DJ Foster: Slides back to practice squad

Foster reverted to the Cardinals' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: The 27-year-old made his fifth consecutive appearance for Arizona during Week 13, though he's garnered only two combined offensive touches in 2020. Foster has seen all of his work on special teams over the past four games, fielding 51 total snaps in that department to zero on the offensive end.

December 7, 2020 5:55 PM EST

DJ Foster: Jumps from practice squad

The Cardinals elevated Foster to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Foster is slated to play a fifth straight game with the Cardinals. He hasn't played an offensive snap since Week 9. Instead, he's contributed on special-teams coverage, posting three tackles so far.

December 5, 2020 3:13 PM EST

DJ Foster: Moves back to practice squad

Foster reverted to the Cardinals' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Foster fielded 13 special-teams snaps during Sunday's 20-17 loss to New England, but he again went without involvement on the offensive side. The 27-year-old has been deployed on offense only once in a game all season, generating nine scrimmage yards on two touches Week 9 against Miami. Given that he's been called up to the active roster for four consecutive games, he could very well be back in the mix Week 13 for a matchup against the Rams.

November 30, 2020 3:54 PM EST

DJ Foster: Jumps to active roster

The Cardinals elevated Foster to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: It's an interesting move, as the Cardinals already have four healthy running backs on the roster. The 27-year-old is rarely involved on offense, though, so he'll likely stick to special-teams coverage. Foster has recorded two tackles through five games.

November 28, 2020 6:14 PM EST

DJ Foster: Sent back to practice squad

Foster reverted to the Cardinals' practice squad after recording one tackle during a 28-21 loss to Seattle on Thursday Night Football, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Foster fielded 17 special-teams snaps during the NFC West clash, but he again went without involvement on the offensive side. Among Foster's five appearances in 2020, he's only been utilized on offense once, fielding five snaps while recording two yards on one carry and one reception for seven yards against Miami in Week 9. He goes back to the practice squad for now, but Foster has been activated for three consecutive contests.

November 20, 2020 3:15 PM EST

DJ Foster: Ascends to 53-man roster

The Cardinals elevated Foster to it's 53-man roster via the practice squad for Thursday's game against Seattle, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Foster was called up to the 53-man roster for the fifth time this season, as he's suited up in four games prior to Thursday, rushing once with most of his work coming on special teams. With Kenyan Drake (ankle) expected to suit up Thursday, Foster will likely stick to a special teams role for Week 11.

November 19, 2020 3:07 PM EST

DJ Foster: Heads back to practice squad

Foster reverted to the Cardinals' practice squad Monday, Alex Weiner of SI.com reports.

Analysis: Foster joined cornerback Jace Whittaker in a trip back to the practice squad, after the two were activated for Sunday's thrilling 32-30 win over the Bills. The Arizona State product fielded seven special-teams snaps during the contest, collecting one tackle on punt coverage, but he went unutilized on the offensive side in what was his fourth appearance of 2020.

November 16, 2020 5:11 PM EST

DJ Foster: Brought up to active roster

The Cardinals elevated Foster to the active roster Saturday, Howard Balzer of SI.com reports.

Analysis: This move hints that Kenyan Drake (ankle) may be on the wrong side of questionable, although coach Kliff Kingsbury maintains that Drake's status will be determined following pregame warmups. Foster likely will stick to special teams regardless of Drake's status.

November 14, 2020 4:59 PM EST

DJ Foster: Back down to practice squad

Foster reverted to the Cardinals' practice squad Monday after registering one carry for two yards and one reception for seven yards during Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Dolphins, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: The 26-year-old back offered his first offensive contributions of 2020 during Arizona's Week 9 defeat, as Foster had not garnered a single snap on the offensive side over his two other appearances of the season Weeks 1 and 2. It's notable that Foster got the nod over Eno Benjamin for backup RB carries against Miami, as Benjamin was a seventh-round draft choice of the Cardinals in this past April's draft.

November 9, 2020 5:40 PM EST

DJ Foster: Shifts to active roster

The Cardinals elevated Foster to the active roster Saturday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Kenyan Drake (ankle) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Dolphins, so Foster will add experienced depth behind expected workhorse Chase Edmonds, although rookies Eno Benjamin and Jonathan Ward could have roles as well. Foster, who turns 27 years old this month, has played in 18 NFL games, recording 13 carries for 43 yards and 18 receptions for 135 yards.

November 7, 2020 4:30 PM EST

DJ Foster: Could handle backup role

Coach Kliff Kingsbury suggested Foster could serve as the Cardinals' No. 2 running back Sunday against the Dolphins, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: With Kenyan Drake (ankle) ruled out, Chase Edmonds figures to get the start and handle a large workload. The Cardinals have rookies Eno Benjamin and Jonathan Ward on their active roster, but it sounds like Kingsbury wants the more experienced Foster to be called up from the practice squad for Sunday. The 26-year-old running back has seen most of his NFL playing time on passing downs and special teams, taking 13 carries for 43 yards and 18 catches for 135 yards in 18 regular-season games.

November 6, 2020 2:36 PM EST

DJ Foster: Back to full health

The Cardinals activated Foster (quadriceps) from the practice squad injured list Tuesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Foster has been hurt for nearly a month, but he'll return to practice and continue working on scout team. The Cardinals' active roster is set in the backfield, so Foster's chances of receiving a promotion are slim, barring an injury.

October 20, 2020 2:02 PM EST

DJ Foster: Placed on practice squad IR

Foster (undisclosed) was placed on the Cardinals' practice squad injured reserve list Monday.

Analysis: Foster is dealing with an undisclosed injury but it may cause him to miss the remainder of the 2020 campaign. The running back spent a short stint on the active roster last week after KeeSean Johnson was placed on the COVID-19 list.

September 21, 2020 6:26 PM EST

DJ Foster: Activated to 53-man roster

The Cardinals elevated Foster to the active roster Tuesday, per the NFL's official transaction report.

Analysis: With KeeSean Johnson on the COVID-19 list, Foster filled the open spot on the 53-man roster. He played strictly in a special-teams role during Week 1's win over the 49ers, and he could handle similar duties in this Sunday's game against Washington.

September 15, 2020 5:08 PM EST

DJ Foster: Back to practice roster

Foster reverted to the Cardinals' practice squad.

Analysis: Foster was brought up to the active roster for the season opener versus the 49ers, but he stuck to special teams against the divisional foe. The 26-year-old will drop back to the practice squad and fine-tune his craft.

September 15, 2020 11:41 AM EST

DJ Foster: Promoted to active roster

Foster was added to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Foster initially lost out on a roster spot to seventh-round pick Eno Benjamin. However, he landed on the practice squad and now has a chance to serve as depth among the Cardinals' backfield. In 2019, Foster was a special teams player for the team.

September 12, 2020 2:37 PM EST

DJ Foster: Garners practice squad spot

The Cardinals signed Foster to the practice squad Sunday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Foster played strictly on special teams over six games with the Cardinals in 2019, and he couldn't beat out rookie seventh-rounder for the No. 3 RB role behind Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds. If an injury surfaces, expect either Foster or Jonathan Ward to get promoted to the active roster.

September 9, 2020 7:45 PM EST

DJ Foster: Unable to make 53-man roster

The Cardinals waived Foster on Saturday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Foster played strictly on special teams in 2019, so with the Cardinals drafting Eno Benjamin in April, the 26-year-old was let go. The Cardinals only have three running backs on the roster, and there are already injury concerns about Kenyan Drake (foot), so Foster could be a valuable practice-squad add.

September 5, 2020 7:48 PM EST

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

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