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Broncos reportedly reached out to free agent running back Arian Foster

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Foster isn't signing with the Broncos.

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According to 104.3 the FAN's Cecil Lammey, multiple sources have told him that the Broncos are among the teams to reach out to veteran free agent running back Arian Foster this offseason.

This really isn't breaking news in my opinion. Foster played the majority of his career under Gary Kubiak and in his system, so it makes sense for the Broncos to kick the tires on the veteran running back who was released earlier this winter.

Since the time the Texans released Foster they have matched an offer on running back C.J. Anderson, re-signed 2015 team-leading rusher Ronnie Hillman, and spent a fourth-round pick on rookie running back Devontae Booker. So while I'm sure the Broncos did reach out to Foster, it seems they have decided to move on to different and probably better options.

Foster is nearing the age of 30 and has missed 23 games the past three seasons. He is also recovering from an Achilles injury which he isn't fully recovered from just yet. So while his career stats are nice, it appears that injuries and his age will be really limiting his production going forward.

Also with the Broncos adding this much competition to the backfield why would Foster even consider signing with the Broncos? Anderson is being paid starter money and will likely be that guy this season, and Booker and Hillman will be competing for snaps behind him. It's not an ideal situation for a veteran running back coming off an injury.

I would assume the Broncos would only consider Foster if one of the Broncos top backs suffer a major injury during OTA's, Training Camp, or during the Preseason. Hopefully, that doesn't happen and the Broncos runners have a healthy and productive 2016 season.

So sure, the Broncos may have reached out to Foster but he isn't signing with the Broncos anytime soon.