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Donta Foreman

Donta Foreman

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

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

Donta Foreman: Reports to workouts in great shape

Foreman, who appears to have "lost a significant amount of weight," reported to the offseason program at 230 pounds, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: The Texans are reportedly pleased with Foreman's progress, though news of Foreman's evolution isn't a huge surprise overall given how Foreman had already drawn praise this offseason for slimming down. After playing at a listed weight of 235 pounds last season coming off a torn Achilles, Foreman is clearly taking total advantage of his first full offseason program in the pros, uninhibited by any rehab work. Entering the draft, he seems to be the odds-on favorite to open the 2019 campaign in the No. 2 role behind Lamar Miller.

April 18, 2019 10:51 AM EST

Donta Foreman: Dropping extra weight

Foreman has embraced a demanding offseason regimen that includes a healthy diet and regular boxing workouts, Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Foreman predictably failed to make a dent in 2018 as he worked his way back from a torn Achilles suffered in November of his rookie season. He did get a few snaps in Houston's lone playoff game, setting the stage for a healthy offseason and presumably a larger role in 2019. Foreman reportedly has slimmed down from his listed weight of 235 pounds, emphasizing agility and conditioning rather than relying on power and straight-line speed. He figures to enter training camp as the No. 2 running back behind Lamar Miller, who is still viewed as the starter by Texans general manager Brian Gaine. It could easily turn into a competitive situation if Foreman's hard work this offseason pays off.

March 25, 2019 2:10 PM EST

Donta Foreman: Hopeful for 'positive return'

General manager Brian Gaine said the Texans are "optimistic about a very positive return" for Foreman in 2019, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: After tearing his left Achilles on Nov. 19, 2017, Foreman wasn't cleared for game action until Week 16 of the past campaign. In what marked his sole appearance of the regular season, he didn't find much success on the ground (seven carries for minus-one yard) but hauled in both of his targets for 28 yards and a touchdown. With Alfred Blue set to be a free agent in March, Foreman is slated to move up the depth chart behind Lamar Miller, who was called a "three-down back" by Gaine in the same media session. Miller is preparing for his age-28 season and has dealt with the occasional injury in Houston, so Foreman should have a chance to make good on the investment made in him in the third round of the 2017 draft as he continues to put the Achilles issue in the rearview mirror.

February 28, 2019 12:31 PM EST

Donta Foreman: Active for playoff loss

Foreman had one carry for three yards and was targeted once in Saturday's 21-7 wild-card round loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Foreman, who missed the first 12 games of the season due to his recovery from a ruptured Achilles, was active for just the second game since his return Week 14. The history of players returning from similar injuries is not encouraging, particularly for running backs, per this study in the journal Foot & Ankle International. That doesn't mean he can't be an impact player in 2019, but fantasy owners should proceed with caution.

January 6, 2019 6:29 AM EST

Donta Foreman: Inactive Sunday

Foreman is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Analysis: With Foreman sitting out Sunday's regular-season finale, the Texans' Week 17 rushing attack will be headed by Lamar Miller (who is back from an ankle injury) and Alfred Blue.

December 30, 2018 8:53 AM EST

Donta Foreman: Scores in 2018 debut

Foreman rushed seven times for a loss of one yard but caught both of his targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 32-30 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: Foreman found himself wide open in the middle of the field and caught a strike from Deshaun Watson for an easy touchdown with 4:41 left in the game. Aside from that, the 22-year-old was unable to do much in his first game action since returning from an Achilles injury. He did see three more carries than Alfred Blue, however, and an equal amount of touches. The former Longhorn will likely remain at least the change-of-pace back even if Lamar Miller returns for Week 17 at home against the Jaguars.

December 23, 2018 5:59 PM EST

Donta Foreman: Active for first time in 2018

Foreman is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles with Lamar Miller (ankle) sidelined, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Foreman, a 2017 third-round pick, acted as the top complement to Miller for the majority of his rookie campaign before tearing his Achilles' tendon Nov. 19 of that year. The lengthy rehab he required after surgery resulted in him opening the season on the PUP list before he was activated earlier this month. He'll now get the chance to make his season debut, likely handling a limited role on offense behind fill-in starter Alfred Blue.

December 23, 2018 9:11 AM EST

Donta Foreman: Could have role Week 16

Coach Bill O'Brien said Foreman may be active for Week 16 in Philadelphia, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Foreman was activated from the PUP list Dec. 4 but hasn't actually been active for any games. Lamar Miller's ankle injury may create an opening in Week 16, with Alfred Blue and undrafted rookie Buddy Howell representing the other options at running back. Even if he ends up playing, Foreman would probably have to settle for a small role in a multi-player backfield. He's still an intriguing asset in dynasty/keeper leagues, but the appeal is limited in redraft formats.

December 17, 2018 9:44 AM EST

Donta Foreman: Inactive again in Week 15

Foreman (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Jets.

Analysis: Though Foreman was activated from the PUP list Dec. 4, the Texans apparently don't feel the second-year back is ready to contribute coming off November 2017 surgery to repair his Achilles' tendon. Foreman has been a full practice participant since being added back to the 53-man roster but may not have regained the same speed and explosiveness he displayed during his injury-shortened rookie campaign. With that in mind, the Texans will continue to deploy Alfred Blue as the main backup to Lamar Miller, with No. 4 back Buddy Howell's prowess on special teams earning him the active nod over Foreman, who doesn't contribute on the team's kick coverage or return units.

December 15, 2018 12:16 PM EST

Donta Foreman: Won't play Sunday

Foreman is inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Analysis: Foreman is now available after coming off the Texans' PUP list, but he'll remain the odd man out for now, with Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue on hand to lead the team's backfield in Week 14.

December 9, 2018 8:48 AM EST

Donta Foreman: Potential to help team

Coach Bill O'Brien said Foreman has run well during his three-week rehab window and could potentially help the Texans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Foreman was activated off the reserve PUP list Wednesday and will be available for the Texans in Week 14 against Indianapolis. However, reading between the lines of O'Brien's comments, it doesn't sounds like Foreman will be replacing Alfred Blue as the No. 2 back immediately. "He practiced hard," O'Brien said. "I thought he ran the ball well. He did some good things out there. He looked healthy. So, we felt like that was a decision that could potentially help our team." The combination of Lamar Miller and Blue have powered a running attack that ranks second in the NFL at 140.8 yards per game, including an average of 172.3 over the last six games.

December 6, 2018 4:11 AM EST

Donta Foreman: Comes off PUP list

The Texans have activated Foreman (Achilles) off the team's PUP list.

Analysis: Foreman gives the 9-3 Texans some added running back depth, but John McClain of the Houston Chronicle suggests that Foreman is no lock to be active on game-days out of the gate, given the health and overall effectiveness to date of Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue. The Texans are currently tied for second in the NFL with an average of 140.8 rushing yards per game.

December 4, 2018 2:42 PM EST

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