Arian Foster's availability will help Texans offense


HOUSTON -- Houston Texans running back Arian Foster will be active for today's game against the Indianapolis Colts. Foster was the only player questionable on their injury report this week.

Not having Foster two weeks ago against the Kansas City Chiefs made things very tough for the Texans. They only had one other running back active and that running back, Ben Tate, broke his ribs.

Tate said all week long that he would play despite the injury. Foster was less forthcoming and dodged the media all week. He was also limited on the injury report all week. Gary Kubiak said he didn't practice on Wednesday.

I would anticipate the split to be similar to what it was early in the year, with Foster testing out his hamstring as the game progresses.

Rookie Dennis Johnson got the call as the Texans' third active running back. Johnson was one of the three signed to the active roster this week. He had a strong training camp and preseason, but a rash of fumbles in the preseason finale bumped Cierre Wood ahead of him.