The Buffalo Bills should not try and sign running back D’Onta Foreman after his release by the Houston Texans.
The Houston Texans made a surprise move on Sunday when they announced they were releasing running back D’Onta Foreman. However, this does not mean that the Buffalo Bills should pursue the 23-year old back.
John McClain with the Houston Chronicle floated the idea of Foreman potentially finding a home in Buffalo due to the Brian Gaines connection, who is now a senior personnel advisor with the Bills, but is the former GM of the Texans.
The Buffalo Bills look to be set at the running back position entering 2019 but the top two backs, LeSean McCoy and Frank Gore, are on the wrong side of 30. The Bills also have TJ Yeldon and third round rookie Devin Singletary.
In theory, the Bills may consider a player like D’Onta Foreman, who is only 23 years of age and is entering only his third season. However, the reasons for release raises concerns and the potential of Foreman wouldn’t be worth the headache.
According to John McClain, the Texans “weren’t happy with Foreman’s work habits and a continuing problem for being late to meetings.” The former Texas Longhorn also is coming off a torn Achilles from his rookie season in 2016. This is a very tough injury for a running back to come back from.
As McClain notes, maybe being released can be a wake up call for the young back. The chance for Foreman to learn from veterans like McCoy and Gore may help him reach the potential the Texans saw when they took him in the third round.
The idea of signing D’Onta Foreman may make more sense if the Buffalo Bills didn’t have a plan for after this season. However, the selection of Devin Singletary in the third round of this past draft solidifies the position for the foreseeable future.
It is certainly easy to connect the dots between D’Onta Foreman and the Buffalo Bills. However, the negatives outweigh the potential positives with a signing like this and the Bills should avoid it.