Arian Foster’s time with the Houston Texans has ended after seven seasons.

The four-time Pro Bowler, who was scheduled to make $6.5 million next season, was released on Thursday after a season in which he missed 12 games with groin and Achilles tendon injuries.

General Manager Rick Smith announced the move.

“There are not many players I respect more than Arian Foster,” Smith said. “He maximized his opportunity as an undrafted college free agent and worked to become the most productive back in franchise history and one of the most complete backs in the NFL during his tenure with the Texans. Arian has contributed much and meant a great deal to the success of the franchise over the past seven seasons and we wish him only the best as he continues his playing career.”

Houston also released tight end Garrett Graham and safety Rahim Moore.

The 29-year-old spent time on the practice squad before rising to lead the NFL in rushing with 1,616 yards in 2010.

Foster ran for 1,246 yards in 2014 for the fourth 1,000-yard rushing season of his career.

He leaves Houston with a franchise-record 6,472 yards rushing and was also a threat out of the backfield, grabbing 249 receptions for 2,268 yards in his career. Foster, who went undrafted out of Tennessee before signing with the Texans in 2009, started on Houston’s practice squad before being elevated to the roster for the last six games of that season.

After his spectacular 2010 season, in which he led the NFL in rushing and also in yards from scrimmage with 2,220, he ran for 1,224 yards in 13 games in 2011, helping Houston to its first playoff berth. The Texans rewarded his work that offseason when they signed him to a five-year, $43.5 million contract.

Panthers: Carolina released 29-year-old defensive end Charles Johnson, a move that will save the team $11 million under the salary cap. The team will carry $4 million of “dead money” on this year’s cap left over from the remainder of Johnson’s prorated signing bonus.

Carolina also released defensive tackle Dwan Edwards and backup offensive tackle Nate Chandler.

COWBOYS: Tony Romo will undergo surgery next week to address his fractured collarbone, sources said.

The Cowboys quarterback has said he would make a decision on what procedure to have upon reviewing the results of his latest CT scan on Wednesday.

Romo missed 12 games in 2015 after fracturing his distal clavicle on two separate occasions. He told reporters last month he was going through this process to see what procedure, “ensures, most likely, that it never happens again. That’s really what you’re trying to do.

BILLS: Buffalo restructured defensive back Corey Graham’s contract in a continuing push to free up salary cap space.

Graham, a nine-year veteran, was owed a combined $6.35 million in base salary over the final two seasons of his contract.

The Bills were about $9.7 million under the cap after releasing high-priced defensive end Mario Williams, offensive lineman Kraig Urbik and running back Boobie Dixon on Tuesday.

Jaguars: Jacksonville cut guard Zane Beadles and defensive end Chris Clemons, saving the team $9.5 million against the 2016 salary cap.

Ravens: Baltimore released linebacker Daryl Smith and cut ties with defensive end Chris Canty, moves designed to create salary cap space.

Titans: Tennessee re-signed running back Antonio Andrews to a one-year contract.

GIANTS: New York reportedly tendered restricted free agent Larry Donnell at the original round/right of first refusal level – a non-guaranteed $1.671 million. Donnell, 27, caught 29 passes for 233 yards and two TDs in eight games before sustaining a neck injury last year that sidelined him for the rest of the season.

It’s unclear if Donnell will be healthy enough to return.

“Necks can be tricky, so we’ll have to wait and see where that goes,” said GM Jerry Reese.