By Matt LaPan
When looking at undrafted free agents, elite names like Kurt Warner, Rod Smith and Adam Vinatieri come up as some of the best. Add the name Arian Foster to that all-time list. Since going undrafted out of Tennessee, Foster has become an elite running back and a leader of the resurgent Houston Texans franchise.
Foster saw little use in his rookie year, rushing for only 257 yards and three touchdowns. Since then, however, Foster has rushed for 4,264 yards and 41 touchdowns in just three seasons. He has eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in each of those seasons and led the NFL in rushing in 2010 with 1,616 yards. Foster also was named an NFL All Pro in both 2010 and 2011.
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They both fall on years where other players just happen to be a little better. In the case of Austin it was very close between him and Grimes, but Austin's inability to stay healthy helped Grimes. In the case of Romo, he just fell into a loaded class of undrafted free agents in 03. Gates is arguably one of the best tight ends to play the game when it comes to his stats. Both guys very good hauls for the Cowboys, just not good enough to be on the list.
Tony Romo? Miles Austin?