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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

Chargers TE Gates could miss Sunday's game

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
Chargers TE Antonio Gates popped the plantar fascia in his right foot. Combined with the toe and ankle injuries he has in his left leg, his status for Sunday's game vs. the Texans is not looking good.

Texans waive DE Ogunleye

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
The Texans placed veteran DE Adewale Ogunleye on waivers on Tuesday and replaced him with practice-squad LB Tim Jamison.

Colts beat Texans 30-17, take division lead

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning threw for two touchdowns and Mike Hart ran for a career-high 84 yards as the Colts held on for a 30-17 victory over Houston.

Monday-night inactives

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 7:43 p.m. ET
The following players are inactive for the Monday-night game between the Texans and Colts.

Saturday injury report for Texans-Colts

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
Here is the injury report for the Week Eight Monday-night game, Houston at Indianapolis, showing the status of each injured player and to what degree each participated in his team's practices.

Colts RB Addai doubtful; Brown should return

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
The Colts don't expect to have starting RB Joseph Addai for Monday night's game against the Texans.

Texans searched players' lockers for banned substances

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 10:40 p.m. ET
Concerned that some of his players might be using illegal substances, Texans owner Bob McNair instructed team staffers to search the players' lockers and remove any substances not approved by the league.

Ward earns more playing time with Texans

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 8:33 p.m. ET
In his brief time with the Texans, and in limited work, reserve RB Derrick Ward has produced in a big way, rushing for 141 yards and three touchdowns — including bursts of 33 and 38 yards — in 17 carries in four ...

Texans move Cushing to MLB; sign DT Lewis

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 2:29 p.m. ET
The Texans made some defensive changes on Monday, a week before they return to the gridiron in a Week Eight Monday night game against the Colts.

Texans left to replace ever-dependable Ryans

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
The loss of star MLB DeMeco Ryans to a season-ending Achilles tendon injury weakens a Texans defense that is struggling in multiple areas.

Texans lose MLB Ryans for the season

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 5:36 p.m. ET
The Texans scored a big comeback victory over the Chiefs in Week Six, but lost MLB DeMeco Ryans for the rest of the season with a torn Achilles' tendon.

Johnsons late TD lifts Texans past K.C.

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Andre Johnson with 28 seconds left to give Houston a stunning fourth-quarter comeback in the Texans' 35-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Fired Minnesota coach Brewster could return to NFL

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
An NFL insider has told PFW that Tim Brewster, who was fired Sunday as head coach at the University of Minnesota, could resurface in the NFL as an offensive assistant.

Texans' Jackson getting tough on-the-job training

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
Committing to young corners has worked before for Houston, but the Texans have yet to see the payoff with rookie Kareem Jackson, who's been targeted by opposing offenses and has been beaten numerous times, in various ways. 

Texans' pass defense, pass rush issues to watch

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 2:31 a.m. ET
As the Texans seek to play steadier after some up-and-down play early in the season, here are a few areas to watch. 

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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