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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

Air attack and run defense lead Giants over Texans

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
Eli Manning threw two of his three touchdown passes to Hakeem Nicks and the New York Giants held Houston to a franchise-low 24 yards rushing in a 34-10 win over the Texans on Sunday.

Injuries, blocking duties hold down Daniels' receiving totals

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 1:04 a.m. ET
Texans TE Owen Daniels has seen his pass-catching numbers drop significantly because of various injuries and a need to pass-block more often, according to AFC South Whispers.

Cushing's return comes as schedule offers Texans no relief

Posted Oct. 09, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
Texans SLB Brian Cushing was a physical, playmaking, turnover-forcing presence as a rookie, and his influence in each of these specific areas will aid the defense in his return. 

Mario Williams limited in practice

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
A groin injury has limited Texans DE Mario Williams in practice this week.

Texans sign DE Anderson

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 10:04 a.m. ET
The Texans have signed former Bears DE Mark Anderson. The Bears cut Anderson on Tuesday and replaced him with veteran DE Charles Grant.

Texans' win at Oakland highlights depth, talent, resiliency

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 10:17 p.m. ET
The Texans are second in the NFL in offense and last in defense, but the return of SLB Brian Cushing is a major help to the "D," and the offense thrived at less-than-full strength in a 31-24 win at Oakland ...

Foster returns from benching to score twice in Texans win

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
Arian Foster returned from an early game benching to score on a 74-yard run and an 10-yard catch in the second half to lead the Houston Texans to a 31-24 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Texans RB Foster does not start (coach's decision)

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster did not start against the Raiders in Week Four because of a coach's decision, according to multiple reports.

Harris: Foster can be 'complete' with work

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 1:17 p.m. ET
Arian Foster won the Texans' starting RB job with an improved approach to his job, and the work paid off handsomely in the first month of the season. Now, Texans RB coach Chick Harris wants him to sustain that progress.  

Kubiak: Texans WR Johnson 'game-time' decision

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said that WR Andre Johnson's playing status for Sunday will be a "game-time decision," according to the club.

Texans sign Paymah, fail to add Schobel

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 10:40 a.m. ET
The Texans have reportedly added veteran DB Karl Paymah to their secondary.

Cowboys top Texans 27-13, earn first win

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes to Roy Williams, Marion Barber ran for another score and the Dallas Cowboys got their first win by beating the Houston Texans 27-13 on Sunday.

Texans' defense faltering vs. pass, stuffing run

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
The Texans' defensive problems against the pass have been glaring, but their sustained success against the run is notable, too. 

Texans sign OT Salaam

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 6:46 p.m. ET
The Texans announced the signing of OT Ephraim Salaam on Wednesday. Salaam's signing comes one day after Duane Brown was suspended for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Texans starting OLT Brown suspended four games

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Texans starting OLT Duane Brown has been suspended by the NFL for four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.

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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