Foster and Texans Reach New Contract

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Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — The Houston Texans and running back Arian Foster agreed on a new five-year contract on Monday.

Foster made $525,000 last season and was an undrafted free agent in 2009.  His new deal is worth up to $43.5 million, with $20.75 million guaranteed.

He was the NFL’s leading rusher in 2010 with 1,616 yards and ran for 1,224 yards and 10 touchdowns last season.

“I give the Texans credit,” said Foster’s agent Mike McCartney on Tuesday. “He was restricted, at a low salary. It would’ve been really easy for them to just sit back and see what happened.”

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