Arian Foster

Could Arian Foster's retirement slow growth of Dolphins young running backs?

Could Arian Foster's retirement slow growth of Dolphins young running backs?

Running back Arian Foster, who announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday night, isn’t responsible for Jay Ajayi’s back-to-back 200-yard games. But you wonder whether Foster’s veteran presence among the Miami Dolphins' young running backs will be missed.

It seems unlikely until you consider Foster did establish a presence on the team during his few months on the roster.

Now that Foster is gone, the young running backs must grow up on their own.

We’ll see if they’re ready.

As for Foster’s presence, recall this: The Friday before the Dolphins’ season opener in Seattle, Foster spoke to the team in a players-only meeting. Foster, who had only been with the team...

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