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Now Healthy, Foreman Looks To Make An Impact

D'Onta Foreman says he hasn't felt this good since high school

July 27, 2019 - 3:32 pm

HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610)- D'Onta Foreman is finally healthy, and he's ready to make an impact.

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"I just really wanted to come back and just put my best foot forward. Like I said going into OTAs, same thing going into training camp. I just wanted to make sure I was in shape and ready to go.”

A third round pick in 2017, Foreman missed almost all of last season after tearing his achilles in week 10 of his rookie season on a 34-yard touchdown run. He returned to the field during the Texans week 16 loss in Philadelphia last season, catching a 20-yard touchdown pass from DeShaun Watson, and he carried the ball once during the Texans Wild Card loss to the Colts, but after the Texans first practice in pads of training camp, Foreman says he hasn't felt this good physically since he was in high school.

"As far as like my Achilles, my body feels a lot better. Conditioning, pretty good. So, you know everything is clean. Everything is rolling. It's a long process, but you've got to keep going day by day.”

The 23-year old is behind Lamar Miller on the Texans depth chart, but head coach Bill O'Brien made it clear Saturday that the expectations are high for the former Texas Longhorn star.

"I think that he’s a talented guy," O'Brien said. "He’s from this area. I know he wants to do well. I just think that he’s got a chance to be a really good football player. I think if he’s healthy and consistent and showing up day to day and putting the work in, he’s got the chance to be good."

Foreman averaged 4.2 yards on 78 carries as a rookie, so he showed he can be an effective ball carrier, but after missing more than a year he says it almost feels like he's starting over.

"Missing the whole season pretty much (in 2018), there's a lot of stuff people haven't seen from me in a while. So, you've got to go out there and just, like I said, take it day by day and just try to make my mark again.”