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Donta Foreman

Donta Foreman

Running Back #27
Team: Tennessee Titans
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 233 lb.
College:Texas
Age:24
Born:April 24, 1996
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 3 (89)
Draft Team:HOU

Donta Foreman: Proves to be healthy

Foreman totaled 22 carries for 95 yards across six games in 2020 with the Titans. He added one reception for five yards and a touchdown.

Analysis: Foreman entered the season without a team, but joined the Titans' practice squad and was elevated to the active roster within a month. Though he was splitting backup reps with Jeremy McNichols, Foreman showed flashes of promise as a runner by ripping off a few carries of more than 10 yards. Most importantly, Foreman proved capable of staying healthy, something he struggled to do after tearing his Achilles and biceps within his first three years in the league. He signed a one-year deal to join the Titans, meaning he will be a restricted free agent once the Titans' playoff run concludes.

January 7, 2021 9:22 PM EST

Donta Foreman: Healthy scratch Week 14

Foreman (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Analysis: The 24-year-old joined the active roster in early November and had 22 carries for 95 yards over the past six games, but he won't be suiting up for Sunday's contest. Jeremy McNichols will serve as the backup to Derrick Henry, and the return of Darrynton Evans from injured reserve should push Foreman even further down the depth chart.

December 13, 2020 8:49 AM EST

Donta Foreman: Upgraded Thursday

Foreman (knee) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Foreman was unable to practice in any capacity Wednesday, so the fact that he was fully cleared is a positive sign for his Week 13 availability. Now that the Texas product appears fully healthy, he's expected to continue to split the reps left behind Derrick Henery with Jeremy McNichols for Sunday's game against Cleveland.

December 3, 2020 3:55 PM EST

Donta Foreman: Starts week with missed practice

Foreman (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Radio reports.

Analysis: Foreman has been splitting the backfield reps left over behind workhorse Derrick Henry with Jeremy McNichols. If Foreman's knee injury doesn't heal up in time for Sunday's game against the Browns, McNichols would likely see a few extra touches in his change-of-pace role.

December 2, 2020 1:29 PM EST

Donta Foreman: Volume rebounds in big win

Foreman carried the ball four times for 28 yards in Week 12 against the Colts.

Analysis: Foreman saw his volume rebound in the Titans' blowout win after receiving only one carry in Week 11. However, he contributed a bit even when the game was close, recording gains of five and 12 yards on a touchdown-scoring drive that put the Titans up 28-14. Foreman continues to split backup duties with Jeremy McNichols.

November 30, 2020 3:01 PM EST

Donta Foreman: Only one touch

Foreman rushed the ball one time for one yard in Week 11 against the Ravens.

Analysis: Foreman was the only back to receive a carry besides Derrick Henry in the contest. He was given minimal opportunity, though it is notable that he entered the game ahead of Jeremy McNichols. The backup role behind Henry will become only murkier once Darrynton Evans (hamstring) is able to return to game action.

November 22, 2020 10:13 PM EST

Donta Foreman: Finds end zone against Colts

Foreman rushed the ball seven times for 18 yards in Week 10 against the Colts. He added one reception for five yards and a touchdown.

Analysis: Foreman mixed in for snaps in place of Derrick Henry on the team's first offensive possession and was left wide open on a rollout by Ryan Tannehill to tally his score. His next touch was late in the third quarter and six of his seven carries came with under three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Even with the garbage time work, Jeremy McNichols logged 17 offensive snaps in comparison to Foreman's nine.

November 13, 2020 5:52 AM EST

Donta Foreman: Role increasing

Foreman carried the ball five times for 11 yards in Week 9 against the Bears.

Analysis: Foreman logged five carries for the second consecutive week, this time receiving more work than Jeremy McNichols. It's not entirely clear that Foreman has surpassed McNichols, however, as McNichols was on the field for 29 percent of offensive snaps in contrast to Foreman's 15 percent rate. Also worth considering is that Darrynton Evans (hamstring) is eligible to be activated from injured reserve as early as the team's Week 10 matchup against the Colts and would likely slot back in as the team's second back.

November 9, 2020 9:02 AM EST

Donta Foreman: Inks contract with Titans

The Titans signed Foreman to the 53-man roster Saturday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Foreman suited up for the Titans in last week's loss to the Bengals and looked quite good, rushing five times for 37 yards. Derrick Henry remains the team's bell cow, but Foreman and Jeremy McNichols should both garner a few reps moving forward. However, it's possible that Foreman's stint on the active roster only lasts as long as Darrynton Evans (hamstring) is on IR.

November 7, 2020 4:53 PM EST

Donta Foreman: Slides back to practice squad

Foreman reverted to the Titans' practice squad after making his team debut during Sunday's 31-20 loss to Cincinnati, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Foreman was effective in limited usage, collecting 37 yards on five carries over six offensive snaps. Granted, a large portion of that rushing production came on a single 15-yard scamper at the 3:11 mark of the first quarter, but Foreman also contributed gains of six and 11 yards on two of his other carries. Jeremy McNichols showed ability with 49 rushing yards on four attempts of his own, though Foreman may have earned himself another call up in the near future given his efficiency Sunday.

November 2, 2020 6:16 PM EST

Donta Foreman: Makes Titans debut

Foreman carried the ball five times for 37 yards in Week 8 against the Bengals.

Analysis: Foreman finished second on the team with five carries and mixed into drives in every quarter of the game. However, he was still out-snapped 22-6 by Jeremy McNichols, meaning Foreman is likely the third back on the depth chart for the time being.

November 2, 2020 8:20 AM EST

Donta Foreman: Joins 53-man roster

Foreman was elevated from the practice squad ahead of Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Analysis: After Sunday the running back will return to the practice squad. Foreman will give the Titans some extra running back depth behind Derrick Henry and Jeremy McNichols.

October 31, 2020 10:58 AM EST

Donta Foreman: Joins Titans' practice squad

Foreman signed with Tennessee's practice squad Monday, Paul Kuharsky of The Midday 180 reports.

Analysis: Foreman will provide some extra running back depth for the Titans franchise. He has appeared in 11 NFL games, all with the Texans, rushing 85 times for 326 yards and two touchdowns.

September 28, 2020 6:48 PM EST

Donta Foreman: Reaches injury settlement

The Colts waived Foreman (biceps) from injured reserve with an injury settlement Saturday, NFL insider Adam Caplan reports

Analysis: Foreman's tenure with the Colts didn't last long as the former Texan suffered a torn biceps just two weeks after being claimed off waivers by Indianapolis. The injury settlement will allow Foreman to seek another destination, but a four-month recovery period awaits.

August 24, 2019 4:11 PM EST

Donta Foreman: Suffers torn biceps

Foreman's placement on IR is the result of a torn biceps, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Per the report, Foreman faces a four-month recovery period, but on the plus side a full recovery is expected. It remains to be seen if playing at some point late this season is a possibility for the bruising back, but either way, the 2017 third-rounder is under contract with the Colts through the 2020 season.

August 19, 2019 2:09 PM EST

Donta Foreman: Lands on IR

The Colts are placing Foreman (undisclosed) on injured reserve, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Touted as a candidate to displace Lamar Miller in the Houston backfield, Foreman instead was waived by the Texans in early August, subsequently landing with the division-rival Colts. His bid for reserve work in the Indianapolis backfield now ends before it ever really started, with the team bringing in Charcandrick West and undrafted rookie Marquis Young to fill out the roster. There hasn't been any report about the nature of the injury that forced Foreman to IR.

August 19, 2019 11:57 AM EST

Donta Foreman: Receives two touches versus Browns

Foreman lost a yard on his only carry and caught his only target for a six-yard gain during Saturday's 21-18 win over the Colts.

Analysis: Getting his first taste of preseason action with his new club, Foreman entered the game in the second half and didn't make much of an impact aside from a short gain through the air. He was one of five running backs to touch the ball in this one, so the results aren't ideal for his chances of making the regular-season roster. Foreman could receive more touches next Saturday against the Bears, but he'll need to make the most of the opportunities he gets in order to impact the position battle.

August 17, 2019 4:55 PM EST

Donta Foreman: Lands in Indianapolis

Foreman was claimed off waivers by the Colts on Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: It didn't take long for Foreman to find a new team after being waived by the Texans on Sunday. The 2017 third-round pick lands in Indianapolis following the placement of Spencer Ware on the reserve/PUP list, and projects to compete for the backup role behind starter Marlon Mack. Foreman's first two seasons were significantly hampered by an Achilles' injury, which he now seems to have fully recovered from. Houston cited issues with Foreman's work habits as the reason for waiving him, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, so it may be worth monitoring how the third-year pro acclimates to the Colts' running back room.

August 5, 2019 2:06 PM EST

Donta Foreman: Let go by Texans

The Texans placed Foreman on waivers Sunday, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Foreman's release comes as a bit of a surprise after he was reportedly a standout performer during OTAs and minicamp and seemingly impressed coaches with his conditioning and explosiveness. The Texans didn't bring in another running back through the 2019 NFL Draft or free agency this offseason, which seemingly spoke to their confidence in Foreman to be the No. 2 option behind Lamar Miller. McClain reports that the team let the 23-year-old go because they "weren't happy with his work habits." With Foreman out of the picture, that leaves veterans Buddy Howell, Josh Ferguson and Taiwan Jones as well as undrafted rookies Karan Higdon and Damarea Crockett to fight for the backup job in Houston.

August 4, 2019 7:17 AM EST

Donta Foreman: Impressing during offseason

Texans running backs coach Danny Barrett said that Foreman is "light-years ahead of where he was last year at this time," Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Foreman was a standout performer during OTAs and minicamp, reportedly impressing the Texans with his conditioning and explosiveness despite coming off a torn Achilles. The 2017 third-round pick saw the field once during the 2018 regular season after being activated from the PUP list, when he caught two passes for 28 yards and a touchdown and rushed seven times for a loss of one yard. He previously flashed with 327 rushing yards and two touchdowns as a rookie prior to tearing his Achilles. The Texans did not select a single running back in the 2019 NFL Draft or add significant competition in free agency, speaking to the team's confidence in Foreman as the No. 2 option behind Lamar Miller.

July 1, 2019 5:07 PM EST

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