D'Onta Foreman's 2018 debut might happen this Sunday at Philadelphia.
The second-year running back spent the bulk of the season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list rehabbing from a 2017 Achilles injury. He was put on the 53-man roster earlier this month, and has been practicing with the team. Foreman was inactive Saturday at New York, as well as in Week 14 against the Colts. But according to head coach Bill O'Brien, game action is a real possibility this weekend for the 2016 Doak Walker Award winner.
"D'Onta has had a good two weeks of practice," O'Brien said Monday morning. "He's looked good on the practice field."
Starter Lamar Miller left the win over the Jets in the first half with an ankle injury. O'Brien said many of the players who are injured or returning from injury, Miller and Foreman included, are "day-to-day" and will be gametime decisions.
O'Brien also said "you could" see Foreman play against the Eagles, and there was "no doubt" that possibility exists. If and when Foreman hits the field, O'Brien detailed a checklist of what he'd like to see from him.
"Obviously, good vision," O'Brien said. "Good knowledge of how the play's being blocked. Decisive running. Continuing to improve in his knowledge of pass protection. Just good, solid play. Take care of the ball, number one."
Foreman picked up 327 yards on 78 carries, with two touchdowns as a rookie in 2017. He injured his Achilles on a 34-yard touchdown run against the Cardinals on November 19 last year.
The Houston Texans roster in photos. (Updated 2/24/2021)