The Bills continued to peruse the free agent running back market as they hosted DeShaun Foster Wednesday. The unrestricted free agent played for San Francisco last season serving as a backup to 49ers feature back Frank Gore.
Buffalo is clearly looking for a back that is accustomed to sharing the load and Foster is no exception. A former second-round pick of the Carolina Panthers, Foster (6'0" 222) played behind Stephen Davis early in his career before eventually taking over the starting role. But Foster's career has been plagued by injuries preventing him from ever fully realizing his potential as a starter.
Foster's best seasons statistically came in 2005 and 2006 when he rushed for close to 900 yards in each of those two campaigns and averaged four yards per carry or better (4.0, 4.3). But even then Foster didn't carry the full load.
The veteran back has never had 250 carries in any one of his seven NFL seasons. At age 29, Foster is probably best suited to remain in a complementary role, which is likely how the Bills see him as a possible fit.