O'Brien: D'Onta Foreman trending upwards

D'Onta Foreman is getting closer to returning to the field this season, but the exact timetable is still a question mark for the second-year running back.

"We're still talking about that," head coach Bill O'Brien said Monday. "I know that he's trending upwards. He's worked very hard, but I don't know if that's something that we're going to do right now. I know when we do do that, we'll make sure that we talk to you about it, but I'm not sure about that right now."

Heading into the Houston's Week 10 bye, it appears as though Foreman will remain on the team's PUP list for now. The Texans can activate the 21-day window at any time to evaluate Foreman's progress following last year's season-ending Achilles injury.

Foreman was carted off the field during last year's breakout performance against the Arizona Cardinals. The former University of Texas product scored his first two career NFL touchdowns and rushed for a career-high 65 rushing yards in the Nov. 19 win.

When he does return, Foreman will join Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue and a Texans rushing attack that ranks seventh in the NFL and third in the AFC in rushing yards (1,082) through nine games.

The Houston Texans defeated the Denver Broncos for their sixth straight win going into the Bye Week.

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