Texans lock up Arian Foster with five-year deal

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Houston Texans have signed running back Arian Foster to a five-year extension.

Foster will make a total of $43.5 million over five years, with $20.75 guaranteed, $30 million in the first three years of the contract and $18 million in 2012.

Foster tore apart the NFL in 2010 and quickly became one of the NFL’s premiere running backs.  He had rough season in 2011 after battling a hamstring injury, but was still able to put together a strong campaign despite being limited.