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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 RB Foster inactive for Week One

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster has been ruled inactive and will not play in the team's Week One game against the Colts.

Manning ruled out for Week One

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
Colts vice chairman Bill Polian said on ESPN Radio Wednesday that Peyton Manning has been ruled out for the team's season opener on Sunday against the Texans.

The First Fifteen: Early Week One primer

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the inaugural edition of "The First Fifteen," we look at the 15 most compelling story lines as we enter Week One.

Manning 'doubtful' for opener, won't practice

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 1:36 p.m. ET
The Colts have decided to hold out QB Peyton Manning out of practice, leaving him "doubtful" to play in the team's season opener vs. Houston.

Man found dead after party at home of Texans' Smith

Posted Sept. 04, 2011 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
A man was found dead Sunday morning in the swimming pool at the home of Texans DE Antonio Smith, the Houston Chronicle reported Sunday.

Texans announce cuts, including rookie

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 6:49 p.m. ET
The Texans announced their cuts on Saturday afternoon, which included 2011 fifth-round pick Shiloh Keo.

Texans finding ways to get S Nolan on field

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
Texans SS Troy Nolan, a playmaker who is always around the ball, will be a part of Houston's nickel package this season, the way we hear it.

Ponder, Vikings beat Texans

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 11:42 p.m. ET
Christian Ponder made more plays with his legs than his arm to direct two touchdown drives and make a push for the backup QB job as Minnesota beat Houston 28-0 on Thursday night.

Burying Manning, Colts a mistake

Posted Aug. 31, 2011 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
The Texans are PFW's consensus pick to win the AFC South, but contributing writer Arthur Arkush isn't ready to bury the Colts and Peyton Manning.

Texans 2011 preview

Posted Aug. 31, 2011 @ 10:20 a.m. ET
The Texans believe Wade Phillips will fix their defensive woes and lift them to the playoffs at last. Learn more in PFW's in-depth team preview.

Foster hurt, says he will be back for Week One

Posted Aug. 28, 2011 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster, the league's top rusher last season, tweaked his hamstring and had to leave the team's preseason game vs. the 49ers on Saturday night.

Schaub recovers from interception to lead Texans

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 11:40 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub recovered after an early interception, leading the Texans on scoring drives in each of their next three series in a 30-7 exhibition rout of the rebuilding 49ers on Saturday night.

Texans FB Casey exceeding expectations

Posted Aug. 26, 2011 @ 2:21 a.m. ET
Texans FB James Casey is making the loss of All-Pro FB Vonta Leach easier to swallow with his impressive start to the preseason.

RBs Foster, Tate power Texans past Saints

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 11:47 p.m. ET
Arian Foster ran for two touchdowns and Ben Tate rushed for 95 yards and another score in the first half of the Texans' 27-14 win over the Saints.

Ogbonnaya shines in Texans' opener

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 11:50 p.m. ET
Chris Ogbonnaya caught a TD pass from Matt Leinart and ran for the winning score in the Texans' 20-16 win over the Jets on Monday night.

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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