Whenever the Texans want more Arian Foster the three-time Pro Bowl running back is ready.

Foster said Thursday he’s definitely open to carrying the ball more but understands the team’s coaches have a long-term plan this season which involves initially splitting rushes with backup Ben Tate.

“I’m feeling good. My body feels good” said Foster who leads the Texans in rushing yards (190) and carries (49). “I’m ready to go whenever they want to let me go. But you’ve got to be patient and trust coach.”

Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison acknowledged Wednesday the team will reach a moment where it has to make a decision about how it handles the Foster-Tate duo and “whatever happens happens.”

“I think we’re progressing to a point” Dennison said.

Foster recorded 18 19 and 12 carries during Weeks 1-3. Tate carried the ball nine times each contest.