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Ben Tate

Ben Tate - #44 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 11"/ 215 lbs.
Birthday 08/21/1988
Birthplace Newark, MD
College Auburn
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 2nd round, 26th pick by Texans

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Att Yds TD
65 279 2

Fantasy spin: Texans WR DeVier Posey

Posted April 28, 2012 @ 12:52 p.m. ET
Does DeVier Posey have the ability to crack the starting lineup for the Texans, and does he give fantasy owners an option other than Andre Johnson?

Posey addition could mean end of Jones' tenure in Houston

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 10:33 p.m. ET
Texans fans badly wanted a receiver in the draft – almost as much as their desire to see Jacoby Jones run out of town. It appears both of their wishes will be granted.

Mercilus will help replace Williams in Houston

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 11 p.m. ET
The Titans hope that first-round pick Whitney Mercilus can fill the void created by the departure of OLB Mario Williams to Buffalo.

Report: Redskins add PK Rackers

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 7:52 p.m. ET
The Redskins have signed PK Neil Rackers to a one-year deal, according to PFW correspondent John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Source: Playing Casey at FB will hurt Texans

Posted April 21, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
The likelihood of James Casey starting at fullback for Houston may prove to be a mistake, according to PFW's Whispers.

New Texans ILB James signed to develop Sharpton

Posted April 20, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Although new Texans ILB Bradie James has more experience in Wade Phillips' "D" than any of his teammates, it's Darryl Sharpton's starting job to lose.

Texans announce front-office changes

Posted April 18, 2012 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
The Texans announced of pair of changes in their front office on Wednesday, promoting D. Cal McNair and Suzie Thomas.

Texans' Quin: Leaders will emerge, we'll be fine

Posted April 13, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m. ET
SS Glover Quin was disappointed Houston parted ways with some locker-room favorites, but he's confident new leaders will emerge.

Texans agree to terms with ILB James

Posted April 12, 2012 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Texans have added another piece to their new-look linebacking corps, agreeing to terms on Thursday with free-agent ILB Bradie James.

Texans' Barwin likely to terrorize QBs even more

Posted April 07, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
With Connor Barwin healthy and not having to learn a new defense, the linebacker figures to be even better, according to our "Whispers."

Texans re-sign S Demps

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
The Texans re-signed free-agent S Quintin Demps, the team announced Thursday.

Houston Texans

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Here are the Houston Texans top three needs going into the draft, subject to any free-agent signings it may make before then.

Connecting the draft dots

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers a creative, draft-related perspective on five of the biggest NFL moves so far this offseason.

AFC South draft needs

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 10:16 a.m. ET
With three AFC South teams having wide receiver as their No. 1 need, Notre Dame's Michael Floyd may get some consideration in Round One.

Texans sign P Jones

Posted March 29, 2012 @ 10:46 a.m. ET
The Texans have agreed to a two-year deal with P Donnie Jones.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 24, 2012
Tate had four rushes for 17 yards in a 23-6 loss to Minnesota on Sunday.||||||| Tate could start Sunday against the Colts if Arian Foster's health is a concern.
Posted Nov. 04, 2012
Tate was active for Sunday's game against Tennessee.||||||| Tate has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury.
Posted Oct. 18, 2012
Tate (toe) had a good day at practice on Wednesday, according to Texans coach Gary Kubiak.||||||| Tate, the primary backup to Houston star running back Arian Foster, continues to work his way back from a toe injury.
Posted Sept. 17, 2012
Tate added 74 yards and two scores and the Texans overwhelmed the Jaguars in a 27-7 victory that wasn't nearly as close as the final score.||||||| Tate is averaging 4.7 yards per carry.
Posted Jan. 01, 2012
Texans running back Arian Foster and cornerback Johnathan Joseph, both selected to the Pro Bowl this week, are inactive for Sunday's regular-season finale against Tennessee.||||||| Tate, who needs 155 yards rushing to reach 1,000 for the season, is starting for Foster.

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