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Will Arian Foster Help the Miami Dolphins Offense?

Arian Foster will join a Dolphins backfield that is in flux after Lamar Miller's free-agent departure to the Texans. Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images

Arian Foster signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. Foster signed for $1.5 million and the contract has incentives that gives Foster the opportunity to earn up to $3.5 million.

“The time that I spent in Houston was an amazing time,” said Foster. “I’m grateful for the people that I met, my family that I made there and my family that lives there now. I got nothing but love for the people and fans of Houston. This is a new chapter of my life.”

Foster will now join a backfield in Miami with second year running back Jay Ajayi and rookie Kenyan Drake. The Dolphins backfield lacks experience and in a less volume role, Foster could earn plenty of carries.

Previously Foster had been an injury liability for several seasons. Since taking over the Texans starting job, Foster had a torn Achilles tendon, a torn meniscus, hamstring injuries, a knee injury, a back injury that required surgery and a minor and major groin injury.

Foster is excited for this new opportunity and believes this Dolphins team has potential and is eager to battle. “They’re a young team, a hungry team,” said Foster. “[They have] a lot of talent on both sides of the ball. I think they have the right head coach and the right people in the front office. They’re all committed to winning there.”

While he is clearly not the same running back that burst onto the scene in 2010 as Foster has racked up significant mileage since then. If Foster’s carries are monitored he has a strong chance to produce and can mentor the young Dolphins backfield.

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