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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

Texans' Robinson will command top dollar

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Texans CB Dunta Robinson will test free agency, likely spelling the end of his career in Houston, but questions linger about whether the top corner available in free agency will be worth the substantial financial package he will command.

Coin flips determine draft order for six teams

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 9:21 a.m. ET
Three coin flips were conducted to determine the draft order for six teams Friday at the Combine.

Texans won't keep status quo in backfield

Posted Feb. 20, 2010 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
Some changes are likely coming in the Texans' backfield as the team looks to add a running back who'll challenge Steve Slaton.

Texans’ McNair gives Kubiak extension, vote of confidence

Posted Feb. 10, 2010 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Texans owner Bob McNair said he thinks the team will have a winner with head coach Gary Kubiak.

Cushing getting rest, focusing on mental aspect of game

Posted Feb. 06, 2010 @ 3:38 p.m. ET
Texans SLB Brian Cushing expects to resume football workouts sometime in March, he said at the Super Bowl.

Texans sign Kubiak through 2012

Posted Feb. 03, 2010 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The Texans have awarded head coach Gary Kubiak with a new three-year contract, the Houston Chronicle reported late Tuesday night.

Texans hire Knapp to work with Schaub

Posted Jan. 27, 2010 @ 3:10 a.m. ET
The Texans have hired Gregg Knapp as their new QB coach, reuniting him with QB Matt Schaub.

Injuries open door for Schaub to earn Pro Bowl spot

Posted Jan. 20, 2010 @ 9:20 p.m. ET
Texans QB Matt Schaub had a suspicion he might be a late addition to the AFC Pro Bowl roster, and to that end, he resumed workouts recently.

Thrown into deep end, Texans' Cushing thrived

Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
Texans SLB Brian Cushing believes that Houston's four-game winning streak to finish the season could have a carryover effect in a 2010 campaign in which expectations will be higher than ever.

Kubiak could go back to Denver roots for new offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 9:45 p.m. ET
With offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan joining his father, Mike, in Washington, the Texans are looking for a new play-caller.

Belichick: Bad field contributed to Welker's injury

Posted Jan. 05, 2010 @ 3:30 p.m. ET
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said on his weekly radio show with WEEI in Boston that WR Wes Welker's season-ending knee injury was the result of a bad playing surface in Houston.

Texans committed to Kubiak, extend Schaub's contract

Posted Jan. 04, 2010 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
According to a report in the Houston Chronicle, Texans owner Bob McNair announced following Houston's 34-27 victory over New England Sunday that Gary Kubiak would return for the fifth and final year of his contract.

Patriots' Welker leaves field with apparent knee injury

Posted Jan. 03, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Patriots WR Wes Welker appeared to injure his left knee before sustaining contact in the first quarter of the game against the Texans.

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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