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Arian Foster Reportedly Reaches 5-Year Deal with Houston Texans

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 07:  Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans scores a 42-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals during their 2012 AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Reliant Stadium on January 7, 2012 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistMarch 5, 2012

Arguably the Texans' most valuable player, Arian Foster won't be going anywhere for awhile, as Houston inked its talented running back to a long-term deal today. 

Update: Monday, March 5 at 11:12 a.m. ET 

Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting the contract details for Foster.

Texans and Arian Foster reached agreement on a five-year, $43.5 million deal that includes $20.75 million guaranteed.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 5, 2012

It wasn't known at first how much Foster would be getting paid, but now we know the skilled running back is set for life.

That's a lot of money for anyone, especially a player that went undrafted. 

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Foster will be with the Texans for the next five years.

Texans have reached a five-year deal with RB Arian Foster.

— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 5, 2012

This is superb news for Houston. Foster has been extremely vital to the Texans' success in recent years, and making sure he's with them for a long time will ensure that they'll be contenders not just in the AFC South, but the entire AFC. 


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