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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

Dreessen to sign with Broncos

Posted March 23, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
The Broncos announced Friday morning that they have agreed to terms on a contract with Texans UFA TE Joel Dreessen.

Ryans comes to Philly a born leader

Posted March 23, 2012 @ 10:24 a.m. ET
With Eagles fans, there is natural-born doubt. But if newly acquired LB DeMeco Ryans is healthy, he should be a terrific fit in the middle of the defense.

Texans trade LB Ryans to Eagles for pick

Posted March 20, 2012 @ 7:46 p.m. ET
The Texans have traded LB DeMeco Ryans to the Eagles for a fourth-round draft choice and a swap of third-rounders.

Reports: Bengals agree with CB Allen

Posted March 18, 2012 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The Bengals have agreed to a contract with Texans UFA CB Jason Allen, multiple media outlets have reported.

Texans may draft kicker for first time ever

Posted March 17, 2012 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
With Houston possibly not being able to afford PK Neil Rackers, it could make franchise history, drafting a kicker for the first time.

Texans reach agreement with C Myers

Posted March 16, 2012 @ 9:50 p.m. ET
The Texans have come to terms with one of their own, free-agent C Chris Myers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Friday.

Raiders enter fray, sign Brisiel, Bartell

Posted March 16, 2012 @ 9:02 p.m. ET
The Raiders made their first two free-agent signings Friday, adding former Rams CB Ron Bartell and ex-Texans OG Mike Brisiel.

Texans confident Butler can replace Winston

Posted March 16, 2012 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
Following the surpising release of ORT Eric Winston, OT Rashad Butler becomes the Texans' new starter.

Bills land DE Williams

Posted March 15, 2012 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
After two days in Buffalo, the Bills will sign Pro Bowl DE Mario Williams to a six-year contract.

Phillips presented with PFW coaching award

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 1:14 a.m. ET
Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was honored as the 2011 Assistant Coach of the Year on Tuesday at the Ed Block Courage Awards.

Texans cut QB Leinart, FB Vickers

Posted March 13, 2012 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
The Texans released QB Matt Leinart on Monday evening, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The First Fifteen: Free-agency edition

Posted March 12, 2012 @ 10:23 p.m. ET
The NFL is on the verge of its annual round robin of free agents and teams filling out dance cards otherwise known as free agency, which begins Tuesday.

Texans release ORT Winston

Posted March 12, 2012 @ 7:02 p.m. ET
Texans OT Eric Winston has been released, he announced on his Twitter.

Report: Texans P Hartmann suspended four games

Posted March 10, 2012 @ 10:22 a.m. ET
The NFL has reportedly suspended Texans P Brett Hartmann four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

Fantasy spins: Marshawn Lynch, Stevie Johnson and Arian Foster

Posted March 06, 2012 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
What do the signings of Marshawn Lynch, Stevie Johnson and Arian Foster mean from a fantasy angle? William Del Pilar breaks it down.

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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