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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

Comeback another sign Texans have turned corner?

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 10:12 p.m. ET
The Texans overcame a 17-point third-quarter deficit to win at Washington on Sunday, running their record to 2-0 and keeping a one-game lead in the AFC South and perhaps signaling they are developing into legitimate contenders. 

Texans WR Johnson has mild ankle sprain

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
Two Texans underwent MRIs Monday on their ankles. WR Andre Johnson has a mild sprain and is listed as day-to-day but is expected to start in Week Three. TE James Casey is expected to be out with an ankle sprain.

Schaub, Texans flip the script in Week Two

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
The Texans and QB Matt Schaub taught fantasy players a valuable lesson on Sunday: Don't read too much into one game.

Kubiak comes through in crunch time

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 9:41 a.m. ET
Speculation mounted about Gary Kubiak's future in Houston late last season, but, thanks to the play of DE Mario Williams and others, owner Bob McNair is reaping the rewards of his loyalty after the Texans' impressive start. 

Texans WR Johnson will have MRI on right ankle

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 10:52 p.m. ET
Texans WR Andre Johnson will undergo an MRI on his right ankle this week. He left Sunday's game in the third quarter, only to return in the fourth period and haul in the game-tying TD pass.

Rackers FG gives Texans OT win over Redskins

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Neil Rackers kicked a 35-yard field goal with 3:24 left in overtime, and Matt Schaub's 497 set a franchise record Sunday as the Houston Texans improved to 2-0 with a 30-27 win over the Washington Redskins.

Loss of promising Barwin weakens Texans' DE depth

Posted Sept. 17, 2010 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
The loss of promising reserve DE Connor Barwin hurts the Texans' depth, but the pass rush was no concern against Indianapolis because of the play of starting DEs Mario Williams and Antonio Smith.

Texans sign DEs Ogunleye, Denney

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 7:10 p.m. ET
To add depth to the defensive end position after losing Connor Barwin for the season, the Texans have signed DEs Adewale Ogunleye and Ryan Denney.

Foster's emergence brings real balance to Texans' offense

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster's sudden emergence as Houston's lead back makes an already very good offense more balanced — and thus more dangerous.

Report: Texans DE Barwin out for season with fractured ankle

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
Texans DE Connor Barwin crashed into a teammate in the first quarter of Week One and will miss the remainder of the season with a fracutred right ankle.

Texans likely rethinking game plan after Foster's monster day

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
Arian Foster had generated plenty of hype leading up to Week One, but nobody could have seen this coming.

Texans surprise Colts as Foster sets record

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
Arian Foster ran for a team-record 231 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Texans to a 34-24 victory over the Colts on Sunday.

Texans TE Daniels will start Sunday

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
Ten months after tearing his ACL against the Bills, Texans TE Owen Daniels will return to the gridiron in Sunday's season opener against the Colts.

Opportunity as Texans' backup knocks for Leinart

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 9:47 a.m. ET
New Texans QB Matt Leinart will push Dan Orlovsky for the top reserve role behind starter Matt Schaub and may be a better fit in Houston's offense than Arizona's scheme, the way we hear it.

Texans sign seven to practice squad

Posted Sept. 06, 2010 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
The Texans signed seven players to their practice squad on Monday. They have one remaining open spot on the squad.

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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