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Arian Foster “annihilated” his strength and conditioning test 0. .

Arian Foster entered his first practice with the Dolphins nervous and anxious. Understanably so, given he’s been activated off the PUP list and is competing for the starting running back job against Jay Ajayi. Foster managed to push past the nerves saying:

“It felt good to just be back out here again — to get my feet wet, grinding with the fellas (and) enjoying football again. I actually feel better because I was coming off another injury,” said Foster, who also missed time last season due to a groin injury. “I actually feel better – more rested, healthy. I got a chance to train all summer.”

He performed exceedingly well during his strength and conditioning test. Head coach Adam Gase said his routes were smooth and effortless, adding on that weight and conditioning coach Dave Polucka said he annihilated his test.

“His resume speaks for itself. I don’t think there’s any question why we brought him in here,” said Gase. If training camp is any indication, the sky is the limit for Foster. He’s showing up the Dolphins backfield and proving he wants the starting job.

“He’s playing this year. Whether he’s the guy that will be the first snap of the game, time will tell. He is going to be rolling with the ones,” stated Gase. Given he played only four games last season (due to an achilles injury) and is nearing age 30, his performance at his first practice speaks volumes as to what he might be capable of this fall.

The Dolphins may have seriously scored with locking down Foster to a one-year “prove yourself” deal back in July.

Lauren Lapaglia

Lauren Lapaglia is a lifelong Cowboys fan, secret Packers fan, NFL writer, social media guru and NFC East know-it-all. In addition to contributing at Last Call Football, she also writes at Pro Football Spot as lead Cowboys writer. She and her husband live in Texas with their three dogs and four football-loving kids.

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