Texans re-sign running champ Foster

The Redskins defence chases down Texans running back Arian Foster in Landover, Md., Sep. 19, 2010....

The Redskins defence chases down Texans running back Arian Foster in Landover, Md., Sep. 19, 2010. (LARRY DOWNING/Reuters)

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HOUSTON - The Houston Texans have re-signed exclusive rights free agent Arian Foster, the NFL's reigning rushing champion.

Houston also signed its entire draft class, including first-round pick J.J. Watt, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound defensive end out of Wisconsin.

Foster, who had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in the offseason, burst onto the scene in 2010 -- his second year in the league -- and totaled 2,220 yards from scrimmage, including a league-leading 1,616 rushing yards, to go with 18 touchdowns.

The Texans also signed restricted free agent guard Mike Brisiel and a bevy of unrestricted free agents in quarterback Matt Leinart, tackle Rashad Butler, defensive tackle Damione Lewis and guard Kasey Studdard.

Leinart, the former Heisman Trophy winner and first-round pick of the Cardinals in 2006, was the Texans' third-string starter last season.

In addition Sunday, Houston signed a trio of undrafted rookies in defensive tackle Guy Miller, defensive end Scooter Berry and linebacker Matt Marcorelle.

Texans training camp begins on Monday.


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