by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/29/2013) While Arian Foster sits out of Texans OTA workouts with a strained calf, Ben Tate takes over as the running back with the first-team offense, just as he would if Foster missed time during the regular season. Tate has "had a really good offseason" according to coach Gary Kubiak, adding he'll be the team's bell cow running back the rest of the spring. Tate himself knows what's at stake for him personally this season. "Its a big one. Its the last year of my contract," he told the official team website. "Every years a big year, though."
Kubiak expecting more from Tate
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/19/2013) Texans coach Gary Kubiak said in an interview with CBSSports.com at the NFL owners meeting on Tuesday in Phoenix that he expects more from running back Ben Tate in 2013. While adding he didn't plan on lightening Arian Foster's workload, Kubiak does have an eye toward using Tate more than he did last year (65 carries over 11 games). "He missed a lot of time last year," Kubiak said. "Hes a fine young player when he has been healthy. He has played very well for us. All signs are that hes back and ready to go. He needs to have a good offseason. When thats been the case hes been very effective for us."
Tate not receiving much work
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (1/5/2013) Texans running back Ben Tate managed just two carries for one yard during Houston's 19-13 win over Cincinnati in an AFC Wild Card matchup Saturday night. Tate, who was active for the game after being listed as probable with a lingering foot issue, was not targeted in the passing game. Arian Foster continue to pace the team's offense and racked up 174 total yards, including 140 rushing yards, and a touchdown.
Tate active against Bengals
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (1/5/2013) Houston running back Ben Tate (foot) is active for the AFC Wild Card playoff game against Cincinnati. Tate was considered probable on the injury report and was not expected to sit out as he backs up Arian Foster.