Donta Foreman

Chicago Bears
Running Back #27
Chicago Bears
Running Back #27

Donta Foreman News

Competition added to roster

Foreman will face added competition in training camp after the Bears drafted Roschon Johnson in the fourth-round of the 2023 NFL Draft, Adam Jahns of The Athletic reports..

Analysis: Foreman should go into training camp as the favorite to lead the backfield on early downs. Although Johnson also profiles as an early-down back, scout John Syty highlighted the rookie's leadership, intangibles and value on special teams. Based on those qualities, Johnson may be more likely to push Khalil Herbert for No. 2 running back duties than he is to push Foreman. Of course, the competition could be wide open during training camp.

May 1, 2023 4:10 AM EST

Ejected in finale

Foreman rushed 12 times for 68 yards prior to being ejected early in the third quarter of Sunday's 10-7 win over the Saints.

Analysis: Foreman and Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport were both disqualified after exchanging punches following a play with nearly 12 minutes remaining in the third quarter. Thanks to a long run of 21 yards, it had been a productive day for Foreman, who elevated his performance this season after Carolina traded fellow tailback Christian McCaffrey in October. In 16 games, including eight starts, Foreman rushed 203 times for 914 yards (4.5 per carry) and five touchdowns. Although he hardly contributed in the passing game, catching just five of nine targets for 26 yards, Foreman will now become an unrestricted free agent coming off his best campaign as a pro. At 26 years old, it'll be interesting to see whether the Panthers seek to re-sign Foreman to once again work alongside Chuba Hubbard, or whether the 235-pound tailback finds a prominent role elsewhere.

Jan 8, 2023 1:07 PM EST

Available in Week 18

Foreman (knee) is listed as active Sunday at New Orleans, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: Foreman didn't make an appearance on Carolina's injury report until Friday due to a knee issue, which resulted in a cap on his reps and a listing of questionable for Week 18 action. In the end, though, the health concern won't keep him from suiting up Sunday. If he's able to handle his normal workload, Foreman should be in line for the 18.4 touches per game that he's averaged over the 10 contests since Christian McCaffrey was dealt to the 49ers after Week 6.

Jan 8, 2023 8:41 AM EST

Added to injury report

Foreman was added to the practice report Friday as a limited participant with a knee injury and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against New Orleans.

Analysis: An end-of-week addition to the injury report puts Foreman's availability into question for the season finale. If he's deemed inactive ahead of the 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff, Carolina will rely on Chuba Hubbard and Raheem Blackshear out of the backfield.

Jan 6, 2023 10:03 AM EST

Stymied on ground Sunday

Foreman rushed 13 times for 35 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game in the Panthers' 30-24 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Analysis: On the heels of a career-best 165-yard rushing effort against the Lions in Week 16, Foreman plummeted back down to earth against a Buccaneers run defense that put together one of its better performances of the season. Foreman's lackluster production was naturally very ill-timed from a fantasy perspective, but he'll have a chance to atone for those holding him in leagues still active in Week 18 when the Panthers close out the season on the road against the Saints.

Jan 1, 2023 3:23 PM EST

Massive numbers in win

Foreman rushed 21 times for 165 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' 37-23 win over the Lions on Saturday.

Analysis: Foreman and backfield mate Chuba Hubbard consistently gashed a Lions run defense that had been one of the best in the league in recent weeks. Foreman's yardage tally was a career-high figure, and it marked his fifth time eclipsing the 100-yard mark for the season. The bruising back has proven himself an excellent big-bodied complement to the fleeter Hubbard, and he'll aim to play a critical role once more in a Week 17 divisional road showdown against the Buccaneers that could decide the NFC South crown.

Dec 24, 2022 2:39 PM EST

Struggles in defeat

Foreman rushed 10 times for nine yards in Sunday's 24-16 loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: Foreman and the Panthers' running game were bottled up completely, as the team managed just 21 yards on its 16 total attempts. Although Foreman also fumbled once, teammate Stephen Sullivan fortunately recovered his miscue. Without any involvement in the passing game, it overall was a dud performance from Foreman in Sunday's defeat.

Dec 18, 2022 1:17 PM EST

Tops 20 carries

Foreman rushed 21 times for 74 yards in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Seahawks. He also caught his only target for one yard.

Analysis: Foreman led the Panthers in carries despite being listed with a foot injury earlier in the week. While he matched Chuba Hubbard for the team's lead in rushing yardage, both Hubbard and third-string tailback Raheem Blackshear managed to find the end zone while Foreman didn't. While they also made larger contributions in the passing game, Foreman's status as Carolina's bell cow over the second half of the season gives his value a solid floor ahead of Week 15's matchup versus Pittsburgh.

Dec 11, 2022 4:47 PM EST

Cleared for Week 14

Foreman (foot) was a full practice participant Friday and doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Seattle.

Analysis: Coming out of the Panthers' Week 13 bye, Foreman didn't practice Wednesday due to the foot issue, but he returned to the field Thursday as a limited participant before closing the week with an uncapped session. Foreman thus looks poised to return to his usual duties as the Panthers' lead option on the ground, with Chuba Hubbard on hand behind him for complementary work out of the backfield. Foreman draws a favorable Week 14 matchup against a Seattle defense that ranks 31st in the NFL with 155.3 rushing yards allowed per game.

Dec 9, 2022 10:13 AM EST

Returns to limited practice

Foreman (foot) was limited at practice Thursday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: In the wake of Carolina's Week 13 bye, Foreman was held out of drills Wednesday as he tends to a rib injury. He took a step in the right direction with his upgrade in participation Thursday, and Friday's practice report will reveal whether or not he exits the week with a designation for Sunday's game at Seattle. If Foreman ends up limited or out this weekend, Chuba Hubbard would be the biggest beneficiary out of the Panthers backfield.

Dec 8, 2022 11:34 AM EST

Back at practice

Foreman (foot) was in attendance for Thursday's practice and was sporting full pads during the portion of the session that was open to the media, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: After being listed as a non-participant in the Panthers' first official session Wednesday following the team's Week 13 bye, Foreman looks poised to go down as a limited or full participant when Carolina releases its second Week 14 injury report later Thursday. For his part, Foreman told Person on Wednesday that he's 95 percent certain he'll be able to play Sunday against the Seahawks. With that in mind, fantasy managers shouldn't worry too much about Foreman's availability this weekend, even if he goes down as a limited participant at Thursday's practice.

Dec 8, 2022 9:57 AM EST

Practice absence confirmed

Foreman (foot) didn't practice Wednesday, David Newton of reports.

Analysis: Foreman said he's dealing with foot and rib injuries coming out of a bye but expects to play in Sunday's game at Seattle. It's worth noting that he was rested on some Wednesdays previously after handling large workloads, so there shouldn't be much concern as long as he returns to practice Thursday.

Dec 7, 2022 11:38 AM EST

Not spotted at Wednesday's practice

Foreman (foot/ribs) is not present at the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Foreman suffered a foot injury during Week 12's win over the Broncos, and it appears that he's still nursing the issue coming out of Carolina's bye. Person reports that Foreman said Monday he's also dealing with a rib injury, but that he expects to take the field Sunday versus Seattle. In his last six appearances Foreman has logged four 100-yard rushing performances, though in each of the other two contests he failed to eclipse 25 yards on the ground.

Dec 7, 2022 10:00 AM EST

Bounces back against Denver

Foreman rushed the ball 24 times for 113 yards in Sunday's 23-10 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Foreman split work with Chuba Hubbard fairly evenly -- particularly early in the game -- but the duo combined for 41 rushing attempts in a run-heavy attack for Carolina. Foreman was also efficient, ripping off three double-digit gains to top 100 rushing yards for the fourth time this season and for as many times in the team's last six games. The Panthers are heading into a Week 13 bye, but Foreman will likely continue to shoulder a heavy workload for the rest of the season.

Nov 27, 2022 4:45 PM EST

Shut down in Week 11 loss

Foreman rushed 11 times for 24 yards and failed to bring in his only target in the Panthers' 13-3 loss to the Ravens on Sunday.

Analysis: Foreman's chances of another breakout effort were slim coming in considering the Ravens' elite run defense, and an unproductive afternoon did indeed come to pass for the veteran back. Despite the quiet afternoon, Foreman still served in the clear lead role over backfield mate Chuba Hubbard, but both players will have another difficult matchup against a tough Broncos defense in a Week 12 home matchup.

Nov 20, 2022 2:20 PM EST

Another 100-yard effort in win

Foreman rushed 31 times for 130 yards and a touchdown and failed to bring in his only target during the Panthers' 25-15 win over the Falcons on Thursday night.

Analysis: Foreman remained in a workhorse role despite the return of Chuba Hubbard from his ankle injury. The veteran's carry and yardage tallies were career highs, and he made his fourth visit to the end zone with a 12-yard rush late in the third quarter. Given his ample success with expanded opportunities this season -- Foreman has 100-yard efforts in all three games during which he's logged double-digit carries -- he should remain the unquestioned leader of the backfield during a Week 11 home matchup against the Ravens a week from Sunday.

Nov 10, 2022 8:27 PM EST

Scripted out of production

Foreman recorded seven rushes for 23 yards in Sunday's 42-21 loss to the Bengals. He added two receptions for -2 yards.

Analysis: Foreman had little chance to impact the game, as the Panthers couldn't maintain any type of offensive production and also fell behind by 35 points by halftime. As a result, even in the absence of Chuba Hubbard (ankle), Foreman was a non-factor. He could be in a position to bounce back in Thursday's Week 10 matchup against the Falcons -- particularly if Hubbard remains sidelined.

Nov 6, 2022 8:08 PM EST

Set to start again Sunday

Foreman is in line to lead the Panthers backfield Sunday at Cincinnati with Chuba Hubbard (ankle) missing a second game in a row.

Analysis: With Christian McCaffrey out of the picture the last two contests, Foreman has helped pick up the slack on the ground, which has been aided by Hubbard missing a good portion of Week 7 and all of Week 8. During that stretch, Foreman has racked up 41 carries for 236 yards and three touchdowns to go with two catches (on three targets) for 27 yards. While he'll continue to get the bulk of the RB touches this weekend, Foreman may yield the occasional rep to Raheem Blackshear and potentially practice squad member Spencer Brown.

Nov 4, 2022 1:29 PM EST

Runs in three TDs in OT loss

Foreman rushed 26 times for 118 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 37-34 overtime loss to Atlanta. He didn't catch his only target and ran in a two-point conversion.

Analysis: Foreman was the focal point of Carolina's offense with fellow running back Chuba Hubbard (ankle) ruled out. With the PJ Walker-led passing game struggling in the first half, a two-yard Foreman touchdown gave the Panthers a 10-7 lead in the second quarter, and he went into halftime with 73 rushing yards on 13 carries. Foreman kept it going in the second half, producing a one-yard touchdown followed by a two-point conversion to tie the game at 21 early in the fourth quarter before tying the game at 28 by finding the end zone from 12 yards out. Even if Hubbard's cleared to play in Week 9 against the Bengals, Foreman has likely earned himself the lead role moving forward.

Oct 30, 2022 1:57 PM EST

Set to lead backfield sans Hubbard

Foreman figures to lead the Carolina backfield Sunday against Atlanta with teammate Chuba Hubbard (ankle) ruled out, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Analysis: The Panthers haven't done much on offense this year, but Foreman and Hubbard combined for 218 total yards last week in a 21-3 win over the Buccaneers in Carolina's first game after the Christian McCaffrey trade. While that type of cumulative production won't happen most weeks, Foreman does have a nice opportunity ahead with Hubbard unavailable against a struggling Atlanta defense. Raheem Blackshear is the only other healthy tailback on the active roster, though Panthers coach Steve Wilks said he still wants to use a committee and might call up Spencer Brown from the practice squad before Sunday. Regardless, Foreman is a clear favorite to start and lead the team in carries.

Oct 28, 2022 9:11 AM EST

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