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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

McNair disappointed with 'underperforming' Texans

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
Texans owner Bob McNair spoke to the media after Wednesday's practice and said he's disappointed in the team's performance this season, calling his team "underperforming."

2011 AFC South free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
Titans WR Randy Moss is one of the more intriguing players who's due to become a free agent, highlighting our exclusive team-by-team list of AFC South players likely to become free agents in March.

Jets stun Texans on late Holmes TD

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
Santonio Holmes caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Mark Sanchez with 10 seconds left, lifting the New York Jets to a stunning 30-27 comeback victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday.

DE Smith one bright spot for subpar Texans 'D'

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 2:07 a.m. ET
Houston's defense may rank 31st in yardage given up, but DE Antonio Smith is one player who has improved over last season, according to AFC South Whispers.

Leinart could be eventual top backup to Schaub

Posted Nov. 20, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Texans QB Matt Schaub's knee injury does not appear to be anything serious, and he'll continue to be backed up by Dan Orlovsky for the time being. Yet Matt Leinart, should he re-sign in Houston for 2011, is ...

Schaub returns to Texans practice

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
The Texans got good news Thursday when QB Matt Schaub returned to practice after being hospitalized on Tuesday night with a bursa sac injury in his right knee.

Texans QB Schaub misses Wednesday's practice

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Texans QB Matt Schaub missed Wednesday's practice after spending Tuesday night in the hospital with a bursa sac issue in his knee.

Moves reflect Texans' need to quickly fix defense

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 10:24 p.m. ET
The Texans' decisions to give Brian Cushing more work at strong-side linebacker and to claim CB Jason Allen off waivers signal their urgency to improve a struggling defense.  

Texans TE Daniels ruled out of Week 10

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
Texans TE Owen Daniels has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

CB Allen claimed by Texans

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 5:16 p.m. ET
The Texans have claimed Jason Allen off waivers, a day after the cornerback was released by the Dolphins.

AFC South midseason reports

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 9:15 a.m. ET
As the Texans' biggest surprise of 2010, RB Arian Foster has brought stability to a position that was a liability last season. Read our midseason reports on AFC South teams.

Former Packer Harris clears waivers

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 5:34 p.m. ET
Former Packers CB Al Harris has cleared waivers and can sign with any team.

Momentum from Texans' fast start has disappeared

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 10:14 p.m. ET
The Texans, who seemed on the cusp of a breakout season after beginning the 2010 campaign with wins over the Colts and Redskins, have won just twice since and are back at .500 after a loss to San Diego Sunday.

Rivers' four TDs leads Chargers past Texans 29-23

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Philip Rivers threw four touchdown passes against the NFL's worst pass defense, and the San Diego Chargers earned their first road win of the season in beating the Houston Texans 29-23 on Sunday.

Texans WR Johnson playing through nagging ankle injury

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
The right high ankle sprain suffered by Texans WR Andre Johnson in Week Two is something he continues to contend with, but it is something he has been able to play through. 

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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