Every Saturday throughout the offseason, one question from Twitter will be selected to further explore a relevant topic around the New England Patriots.
@MikeReiss any news on Arian Foster being spotted in New England?! If healthy with Lewis and Blount could be scary. But crowded position— BEN YORK (@therealbenyork) May 20, 2016
Arian Foster's visit to Boston sparked discussion on social media about whether there was any connection to the Patriots, but as of now there is nothing of substance to relay on the topic. His trip to town didn't include a visit to Gillette Stadium to meet the club.
The Patriots currently have Dion Lewis, LeGarrette Blount, James White, Donald Brown, Brandon Bolden, Tyler Gaffney, Joey Iosefa and undrafted D.J. Foster at running back. It is a position many expected them to address in the draft, but since it didn't happen, it wouldn't be surprising if the club continues to explore options, depending on how things look in organized team activities.
Perhaps in time that leads them to take a closer look at Arian Foster, who turns 30 on Aug. 24 and is attempting to return from a torn Achilles that forced him to miss the final 12 games of the 2015 season. Pro Football Talk reported that Foster could be ready to pass a physical as soon as the next couple of weeks.
In addition to his well-documented rushing production, Foster's pass-catching ability is notable, which is something the Patriots value with their running backs.
So is there a fit if he checks out medically?
Sure, but at this point there's little momentum from the team to make it happen.