Can the Houston Texans Realistically Expect to Retain Ben Tate?

November 20, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the offseason mercifully rolls around for the Houston Texans, a prime goal for the much-maligned franchise would seem to be to re-sign Ben Tate, who will be a free agent at the end of this season.
Tate is Arian Foster’s stud backup running back, and he has consistently made big plays for the Texans offense throughout the years. Currently he is gutting it out through a painful rib injury, putting the running game on his back with Foster out.
Tate’s sheer talent alone makes him worthy of being re-signed, but the concerns surrounding Foster make Tate even more valuable.
Many believe that after totaling an incredibly high amount of touches over the past few seasons, Foster’s body will continue to break down. They argue that Foster’s recent slew of injuries—including his season ending one—are clear signs of this.
Therefore, it would seem like a great insurance policy to keep Tate. If the Texans’ star running back gets injure...

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