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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

Texans make RB change

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
The Texans have signed RB Chris Ogbonnaya from their practice squad and released former featured back Steve Slaton.

The First Fifteen: Week Four

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
Time for Chris Johnson to step up, dissecting the 3-0 Lions, awaiting the fun that is Ravens-Jets and plenty of other tidbits to look for in Sunday's upcoming games.

Struggles in red zone come back to bite Texans

Posted Sept. 26, 2011 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
After finishing the season ranked fifth overall in red-zone efficiency a season ago, the Texans are 30th in the league in that department through three weeks.

Brees brings Saints back in 40-33 win over Houston

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Drew Brees passed for 370 yards and three touchdowns, and twice led the Saints back from fourth-quarter deficits in a 40-33 victory over the Texans on Sunday.

Playoff football a distant memory for these teams

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 3:16 a.m. ET
Teams with the longest current playoff droughts include the Bills, whose last postseason action, in the '99 season, was ended by the "Music City Miracle."

Rookie P Hartmann easing Texans' concerns with fast start

Posted Sept. 23, 2011 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
The Texans rolled the dice on undrafted rookie P Brett Hartmann, who is making the club look good for its decision.

Texans OL Butler placed on injured reserve

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
The Texans have placed OT Rashad Butler on injured reserve because of an elbow sprain.

Phillips transforming Texans' 'D'

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Proven coordinator Wade Phillips is working his magic in turning around Houston's maligned defense.

First Fifteen: Early look at Week Three

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
In this week's edition of the First Fifteen, we focus on the 2-0 and 0-2 teams as we reach a critical early juncture in the young 2011 season.

Texans improve to 2-0 with win in Miami

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson helped the Texans hand the Dolphins their 11th home loss in their last 12 home games.

Texans place rookie CB Carmichael on I.R.

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
The Texans placed CB Roc Carmichael on injured reserve on Friday, ending the season for the fourth-round draft pick.

Texans' Achilles' heel may be lack of WR depth

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 3:18 a.m. ET
The Texans avoided a blow when WR Kevin Walter escaped Week One with only a bruised shoulder, but a lack of depth at the position is a concern.

Texans re-sign WR Anderson

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
The Texans re-signed WR David Anderson to fill a void at wideout with Kevin Walter nursing a shoulder injury.

Texans' Walter has bad bruise, not fracture

Posted Sept. 13, 2011 @ 3:09 a.m. ET
Texans WR Kevin Walter has a badly bruised collarbone, not the fractured collarbone that had been initially reported Monday.

Texans roll past Manning-less Colts

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
The Colts looked lost without Peyton Manning and the Texans took advantage, with Jacoby Jones returning a punt 79 yards for a touchdown in a 34-7 rout Sunday.

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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