HOUSTON – The Houston Texans have released RB Arian Foster, TE Garrett Graham and S Rahim Moore.
“There are not many players I respect more than Arian Foster,” said Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager Rick Smith. “He maximized his opportunity as an undrafted college free agent and worked to become the most productive back in franchise history, and one of the most complete backs in the NFL during his tenure with the Texans. Arian has contributed much, and meant a great deal to the success of the franchise over the past seven seasons and we wish him only the best as he continues his playing career.”
Foster, who signed with the Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2009, leaves Houston as the franchise’s all-time leading rusher with 6,472 yards and all-time leader in touchdowns with 68 total, including 54 rushing and 14 receiving. Foster, a four-time Pro Bowler (2011-2013; 2015), played in 76 career games (68 starts) in seven seasons and led the NFL in rushing in 2010 when he recorded the most rushing yards ever by an undrafted player with 1,616 yards.
Graham was originally selected by the Texans in the fourth round (118th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. In 60 career games (31 starts), he totaled 100 receptions for 1,059 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Moore was signed by the Texans as an unrestricted free agent on March 13, 2015. Last season, he played in seven games (six starts) and recorded 16 tackles (10 solo), two passes defensed and one interception.