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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

Chasing Colts, Texans take CB Jackson

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 10:43 p.m. ET
Alabama CB Kareem Jackson could start immediately as the Texans try to catch the Colts and Peyton Manning in the AFC South.

Texans' D-line young, promising

Posted April 21, 2010 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
The best could be ahead for a Texans defensive line that doesn't have a lineman who will be older than 28 years of age as of Week One currently on the roster.

Competition between Rackers, Brown one to watch in Houston

Posted April 07, 2010 @ 6:55 p.m. ET
The Texans' addition of ex-Cardinal Neil Rackers sets up an intriguing PK competition between Rackers and Kris Brown, who has held the position since the franchise began play in 2002.

Texans' Ryans gets his payday

Posted April 01, 2010 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
MLB DeMeco Ryans is the latest member of the Texans' vaunted draft class of 2006 to get a big payday, and TE Owen Daniels and DE Mario Williams are also in line to receive lucrative multi-year deals at some point.

Texans sign MLB Ryans to six-year deal

Posted March 30, 2010 @ 5:41 p.m. ET
The Texans signed MLB DeMeco Ryans to a six-year contract on Tuesday, multiple media outlets reported.

Smith's versatility could be asset for Texans

Posted March 18, 2010 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
In newly signed Wade Smith, the Texans have an offensive lineman who can play all three positions, which gives them an array of options as they figure out who will start along the interior of the line.

Texans TE Daniels not ruling out holdout

Posted March 17, 2010 @ 10:22 a.m. ET
TE Owen Daniels told PFW negotiations on a long-term contract appear to be moving in the right direction with the Texans and he's hoping to avoid skipping practices this year.

Report: Texans sign OL Smith

Posted March 10, 2010 @ 8:39 p.m. ET
The Texans agreed with Chiefs UFA OL Wade Smith on a four-year, $12 million contract on Wednesday, The Houston Chronicle reported.

Texans no longer Super long shots

Posted March 10, 2010 @ 4:31 a.m. ET
How well the Texans can cope with the loss of CB Dunta Robinson will go a long way in determining whether they will be contenders in 2010, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Early winners and losers in free agency

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
Here's a look at the teams that have spent the most wisely to this point and which ones overextended themselves after the first weekend of free agency.

Report: Texans re-sign WR Walter

Posted March 06, 2010 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
The Texans on Friday agreed to terms with WR Kevin Walter on a five-year, $21.5 million contract with $8 million in guaranteed money, The Houston Chronicle reported.

Report: Texans re-sign P Turk to one-year deal

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 8:34 a.m. ET
The Texans re-signed P Matt Turk to a one-year contract, The Houston Chronicle reported Friday morning.

Report: Texans tender RFAs Daniels, Ryans at highest level

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 7:04 p.m. ET
The Texans have tendered RFA TE Owen Daniels and MLB DeMeco Ryans at the highest level, The Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday.

Texans acknowledge re-signing Walter will be challenging

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
Speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine, Texans general manager Rick Smith indicated that re-signing UFA WR Kevin Walter would be challenging.

AFC South team needs

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 9:59 a.m. ET
Steve Slaton's shoulder injury and fumbling problems may have convinced the Texans that they need to acquire an every-down back who can reduce Slaton's load. PFW continues its series evaluating the needs of every team — this time, the ...

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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