D'Onta Foreman is closer to a return to football.
The Texans running back has been on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list this season, because of an Achilles injury he suffered in November of 2017. Foreman said Monday he's feeling "really good" and eager to rejoin his teammates.
He is currently eligible to come off the PUP to practice with his teammates. When that happens, the Texans would have 21 days to decide to add him to the 53-man roster or place him on injured reserve.
"If we ignite that 21-day window, and we feel like after watching him practice for however long we think we need to watch him, and he shows us that he's in decent shape and he's come back from the injury, then I don't see why he wouldn't have a chance to play at some point," head coach Bill O'Brien said in a Monday press conference.
Foreman, who gained 327 yards in 10 games as a rookie last year, would like to join his teammates. He also thinks he'll be able to play in a game at some point this season, though not likely against Washington this Sunday.
"I've made a lot of progress since I started my rehab process," Foreman said. "I feel really good and I'm looking forward to getting back out there."
O'Brien, though, pointed out that the Texans will be very patient in the process and not rush the 2016 Doak Walker Award winner back too soon..
"He's a very young player," O'Brien said. "He's got a lot of talent. Everybody saw that last year. But let's see where he's at, before we start handing him the ball in big games. Let's make sure we're all on the same page with where he's at."
After a weekend off with the bye, the Texans are preparing to face the Redskins this Sunday at FedExField in Landover, MD.
The Houston Texans roster in photos. (Updated 12/29/2020)