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Foster Agrees To $43.5 Million Deal With Texans

Former Vols star Arian Foster agreed to a new contract with the Houston Texans on Monday.   Foster's agent Mike McCartney said Monday that a deal was done, though Foster had not yet signed it. His new deal is worth up to $43.5 million, with $20.75 million guaranteed. He'll make $18 million in base salary next season, plus incentives. 

Foster was an undrafted free agent in 2009, and made $525,000 last season. He was the NFL's leading rusher in 2010 with 1,616 yards and ran for 1,224 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. He was due to become a restricted free agent next week, but McCartney said Foster was eager to work out a deal with the Texans. 

"This was a really tough time for Arian, because he took a major risk," McCartney said. "He really took to heart that the Texans basically said, 'Hey, we know you had a great year (in 2010), but we need to see it again.'

ESPN.com: Agent: Texans, Foster agree to deal

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