HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 07: Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans scores a 42-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals during their 2012 AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Reliant Stadium on January 7, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
There have been creative suggestions in the past that the Cincinnati Bengals should try to sign Houston Texans running back Arian Foster to an offer sheet, giving up a first round selection for a relatively young and impressively effective running back. Unfortunately for those creative folk, several sources are reporting that Arian Foster and the Houston Texans have agreed to a five-year deal Monday morning.
The Cincinnati Bengals are in the market for a running back; whether it's a free agent or draft pick is currently unknown. Though for a seriously talented running back in free agency, the team might be forced to unload plenty of cash to obtain a player for a position that's relatively short-lived. Along with Foster, the Seattle Seahawks signed Marshawn Lynch to a reported four-year deal worth $31 million with $18 million in guarantees. Note: Jay Glazer tweets that the deal is for $32 million and only $17 guaranteed.
The Bengals are expected to express at least some interest in Michael Bush, who wouldn't command the type of money that Lynch, Foster or Ray Rice will receive.