Foster says he’s ‘feeling good’: It’s full speed ahead for Arian Foster after having back surgery last season. The running back dove further into his status recently by saying he’ll be ready to go when the Texans begin their organized team activities on May 27. That’s the good news. The bad (or at least worrisome) news is that Foster has been plagued by surgeries in recent years. He’s also had a pretty heavy workload over the last few seasons. It won’t be surprising to see Houston use Andre Brown in a complementary role in 2014. But as long as Foster’s healthy, he’ll be the lead back and should rank as a low-end RB1 this season.
Roberts hoped to be No. 2 receiver: After signing with Washington in free agency, Andre Roberts hoped he’d be the team’s No. 2 wideout behind Pierre Garcon. Then the team signed DeSean Jackson. So much for that. But that’s not to suggest Roberts can’t be a factor on the field and in fantasy. Under new head coach Jay Gruden, the team is likely to throw the football quite a bit more. And with defenses being forced to focus on both Garcon and Jackson, it could open up a number of targets for Roberts. He might not have gotten his original wish, but things could still work out well for him and fantasy enthusiasts.
Giants to work out Freeman: Still in search of a new team, Josh Freeman will reportedly work out for the New York Giants next week. After once looking like the Buccaneers quarterback of the future, Freeman was unceremoniously dumped by the team before landing with the Vikings. Now on the open market again, he hope to resurrect his future. It’s not likely to be in a starting role, but with the attrition rates of NFL signal-callers, there’s a chance he could see some live snaps this season. Freeman won’t be drafted in many (if any) leagues, but you’ll likely hear his name again before the end of the 2014 season.
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