What Should the Houston Texans Do with Ben Tate in the Offseason?

November 5, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As the 2013 season moves forward, it is starting to become the time for the lower-level franchises to start considering what they will do in the offseason. The Houston Texans will be faced with a very difficult decision to make at one of their most important positions after the season concludes.
Running back Ben Tate, who has served as the primary backup to Arian Foster the last three seasons, has an expiring contract and will likely get offered a large deal to leave Houston.
With a running back with the skill of Foster, it might seem odd to question whether the Texans should give their backup running back a long-term deal, especially after signing Foster to a five-year, $43.5 million contract, with $20.75 million of that contract being guaranteed in 2012.
When healthy, Foster is one of the most talented running backs in the NFL. The only issue is, Foster has had a hard time staying healthy, especially this year.
After playing in all 16 regular-season games in 2012,...

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