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HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 01: D'Onta Foreman #27 of the Houston Texans runs the ball in the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Colts have claimed running back D’onta Foreman off waivers and waived running back Keith Ford.

The move comes days after the team announced they placed running back Spencer Ware on the physically unable to perform list.

The Texans released Foreman Sunday, citing the 23-year-old’s lack of maturity.

The former Texas Longhorn was Houston’s third round draft choice in 2017 and is listed at 6’1, 236 pounds.

He flashed talent as a rookie and averaged 4.2 yards per tote before tearing his Achilles in November of 2017 while falling into the endzone on a 34-yard scamper.

Foreman took just seven carries in 2018 after missing most of the season while he continued to recover from injury.

The third-year ‘back will now compete for a roster spot in a backfield that includes Marlon Mack, Nyheim Hines, Jordan Wilkins and Jonathan Williams.

“Just constant evaluation,” head coach Frank Reich said regarding the addition of Foreman. “You know, Chris (Ballard) and his staff obviously have some good research on this guy, so we’ll bring him in here and take a look. He’s like everybody else – all our players – this is all (a) day-to-day deal, now. We’ve got to prove it every day, so looking forward to getting him in here and seeing what he’s all about, and it’ll be a good opportunity for him.”

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