The Colts claimed the former Texan on waivers and brought him in. What can he bring to the club that is clearly looking for running back depth?
D’Onta Foreman was a great running back in college. He played at Texas and was a beast. He won the Doak Walker award for best running back in the country in 2016. The Texans drafted him in the third round to keep him in state. But it didn’t work out.
Foreman has had injury problems with his tenure in Houston. He had a torn Achilles in his rookie year, and that killed most of his 2018 season as well. He was waived recently, and now he’s a Colt. Foreman is looking for a fresh start. He could get one with the Colts.
Foreman still has a lot of talent. He is fast and can still run between the tackles with some power. He’s 6’1 236 lbs. Being that big has advantages when they need a big first down in a short yardage situation. But the big key for him is for him to stay healthy.
In his first two years in the league, he has only played in 11 games. That is a big concern. The Colts brought him in because of Spencer Ware no longer being able to play for them. Foreman will probably be the primary backup assuming he can stay healthy.
It’s a low-risk high-reward pickup for Indy. If Foreman can give them anything, it’s a win for the team. He doesn’t cost the team very much and has the potential to give them a lot if fully healthy. This is a good pickup for the Colts, and we’ll see what he can do in the preseason.