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Browns | Ben Tate signed

Sat, 15 Mar 2014 12:33:52 -0700

The Cleveland Browns have signed free-agent RB Ben Tate (Texans) to a two-year deal worth $7 million.

Fantasy Tip: Although he probably won't be a huge factor in the passing game, Tate represents a huge upgrade over what the Browns used at running back last season. He's coming off a year where he rushed for 771 yards and four touchdowns in 14 games. However, his biggest problem has been remaining healthy - he ended the 2013 campaign on injured reserve after battling cracked ribs for much of the season.

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Browns | Expected to sign Ben Tate

Sat, 15 Mar 2014 09:43:36 -0700

The Cleveland Browns are expected to sign free-agent RB Ben Tate (Texans) as long as he is able to pass his physical.

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Browns | Working on deal with Ben Tate

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:54:50 -0700

The Cleveland Browns are working on trying to reach an agreement with free-agent RB Ben Tate (Texans).

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Browns | Still meeting with Ben Tate

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:38:50 -0700

The Cleveland Browns continue to meet with free-agent RB Ben Tate (Texans) Friday, March 14.

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Browns | Meeting with Ben Tate

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:58:44 -0700

The Cleveland Browns are meeting with free-agent RB Ben Tate (Texans) Thursday, March 13. The team was scheduled to meet with Tate Wednesday, March 12, but it was pushed back because of inclement weather.

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Dolphins | Have some interest in Ben Tate

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:03:25 -0700

The Miami Dolphins have shown lukewarm interest in free-agent RB Ben Tate (Texans) at this point.

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Browns | Ben Tate visiting

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:04:14 -0700

The Cleveland Browns are visiting with free-agent RB Ben Tate (Texans) Wednesday, March 12.

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Browns | Ben Tate might be nice fit

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:11:09 -0700

The Cleveland Browns could pursue free-agent RB Ben Tate (Texans), as he is familiar with the system run by offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

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Titans | May show interest in two RBs

Sat, 08 Mar 2014 10:12:19 -0800

The Tennessee Titans could express some interest in free-agent RB Ben Tate (Texans) and RB Donald Brown (Colts) this offseason.

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NFL | Ben Tate ready to become an elite running back

Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:15:33 -0800

Houston Texans impending free agent RB Ben Tate said he is ready to become an elite running back for his next team. "I think I can bring you an elite running back," Tate said. "I've learned a lot being behind Arian. Definitely, when I'm healthy I think I'm an elite running back in this league, and I feel like I can show my abilities and my numbers and my play will speak for itself, and guys will be able to see that I am a guy who is a top-five running back in this league, which I believe once I get out there and get to show that on a consistent basis. "That's something I'm more excited for and something that I'm working hard this offseason just to prove my worth, that I am that person or that player that I think I am."

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Jets | Interested in Ben Tate

Sun, 23 Feb 2014 23:58:38 -0800

The New York Jets are interested in free-agent RB Ben Tate (Texans).

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Jets | Expected to be interested in two RBs

Sun, 23 Feb 2014 10:11:08 -0800

The New York Jets are expected to show interest in Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent RB Donald Brown and Houston Texans impending free-agent RB Ben Tate this offseason.

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Browns | Interested in Ben Tate

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:18:13 -0800

The Cleveland Browns are interested in landing impending free-agent Houston Texans RB Ben Tate in free agency this offseason, especially if they hire former Texans head coach Gary Kubiak. Tate would be in the same offensive system if that were the case.

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Texans | Ben Tate not expected back

Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:15:08 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate, who will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, doesn't expect to return to the Texans in 2014. Tate confirmed it by saying he "probably" won't be back but added, "you never know." Tate wants a chance to sign with a different team where he can become the starting running back.

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Browns | Likely to be interested in Ben Tate

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:39:42 -0800

The Cleveland Browns are one team likely to be interested in Houston Texans RB Ben Tate, who is scheduled to be a free agent, this offseason.

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Texans | Ben Tate has another cracked rib

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:01:52 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) was put on the Injured Reserve Wednesday, Dec. 18, after suffering his fifth cracked rib. However, Tate tweeted that he doesn't have a cracked rib but instead re-injured his other ribs that hadn't healed. RB Dennis Johnson will start in Tate's place with RB Deji Karim serving as his backup.

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Texans | Ben Tate placed on IR

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:57:40 -0800

The Houston Texans have placed RB Ben Tate (ribs) on Injured Reserve.

Fantasy Tip: Dennis Johnson likely will start the final two games of the season with Tate out. Johnson could be considered a No. 2 running back or flex option for owners in deeper leagues. He likely will be more valuable in point-per-reception leagues than in standard leagues.

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Texans | Ben Tate undergoes CAT scan

Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:51:11 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) underwent a CAT scan on the four injured ribs he has been playing with. Interim head coach Wade Phillips said Tate got banged up during the team's Week 15 game.

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Texans | Ben Tate probable

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 13:19:50 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 13, but is probable for Week 15.

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Texans | Ben Tate limited

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:46:22 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 12.

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Texans | Ben Tate limited

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:54:15 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Tate has had plenty of time to recover from the Thursday night game last week, and his ribs haven't posed as much of an issue in the last several games. He continues to be the main back for workload purposes in Houston. Consider him an RB2 this weekend.

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Texans | Ben Tate probable for Week 14

Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:56:20 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs, ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4, and is probable for Week 14.

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Texans | Ben Tate limited

Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16:28:08 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs, ankle) was limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Tate's 100-yard performance, his first since 2011, last weekend proved he's getting past his cracked ribs. He admitted he felt much better after the Week 13 game, too. Tate is a solid RB2 again this weekend going up against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Texans | Ben Tate misses practice

Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:39:07 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ankle, ribs) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 2. The Texans did not practice Monday and this is an estimation.

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Texans | Ben Tate probable

Fri, 29 Nov 2013 16:00:31 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 29, and is listed as probable for Week 13.

Fantasy Tip: Ben Tate is expected to remain as the team's starting running back and should be considered a No. 3 running back or flex option this week.

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Texans | Ben Tate limited

Thu, 28 Nov 2013 16:53:52 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 28.

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Texans | Ben Tate limited

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:20:26 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 27.

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Texans | Ben Tate still starter

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 15:52:49 -0800

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said RB Ben Tate (ribs) will remain the team's starting running back even though RB Dennis Johnson rushed for more yards in the team's Week 12 game. Tate rushed for one yard on seven carries while Johnson rushed for 74 yards on 13 carries.

Fantasy Tip: Tate likely will be a risky play while he is dealing with his injured ribs because he probably will be limited by the injury. Johnson likely will be at least a flex option most weeks.

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Texans | Dennis Johnson sees more work

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 05:05:57 -0800

Houston Texans RB Dennis Johnson rushed 13 times for a season-high 74 yards in Week 12. RB Ben Tate had just seven carries for one yard, and the team liked the way Johnson looked running the ball. "We had planned on playing DJ (Johnson) some, but when he went in and he just looked so good running the ball so we played him a little bit more," head coach Gary Kubiak said.

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Texans | Ben Tate probable

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:41:08 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ankle, ribs, toe) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 22, and is listed as probable for Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: Tate should be able to play this week despite his multiple injuries. He should be considered a No. 2 running back for most fantasy owners.

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Texans | Ben Tate limited

Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:54:43 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ankle, ribs, toe) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 21.

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Texans | Ben Tate limited

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:59:37 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs, ankle, toe) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Fantasy Tip: This is as good a week as any to roll with Tate as your RB2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. It's a solid bet that he'll make his way into the endzone.

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Texans | Ben Tate probable

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:32:32 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 15, but is probable for Week 11.

Fantasy Tip: Houston will try to keep Tate fresh for the rest of the season since he's the lead back with Arian Foster (back) done for the year. With the majority of the workload and a nice matchup against the Oakland Raiders this weekend, think of Tate as your RB2.

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Texans | Ben Tate limited

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:47:39 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 14.

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Texans | Trying to keep Ben Tate fresh

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 20:47:18 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) saw a limited role in Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals. Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison said Wednesday, Nov. 13, that the team was trying to keep Tate fresh for third downs with the Cardinals blitzing frequently.

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Texans | Ben Tate limited in practice

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:48:14 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

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Texans | Ben Tate feeling better

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:44:28 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) said he's improving while playing through four broken ribs. He ran for 56 yards on 15 carries in the team's Week 10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, but wanted the ball more. "It's easier," he said. "I felt like I could move a little better, catch better and have a little more wiggle. Hopefully, it's getting better and better."

Fantasy Tip: Tate is an RB3 or flex now that Arian Foster (back) will miss the rest of the season. Have Dennis Johnson or Deji Karim handy should Tate's ribs suffer a setback.

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Texans | Ben Tate may be playing for contract

Sun, 10 Nov 2013 06:35:15 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate may be playing for a contract the rest of the 2013 season. The Texans may not be able to afford both RB Arian Foster and Tate, whose contract expires after this season.

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Texans | Ben Tate probable

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 14:18:38 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is listed as probable for Week 8.

Fantasy Tip: Tate probably will get most of the work at running back as long as he is able to play with the injury. He should be seen as a No. 2 running back or a flex option. Dennis Johnson could be a flex option in deeper leagues because he will play when Tate needs a break.

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Texans | Arian Foster dealing with disc injury

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:56:37 -0800

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back, hamstring) is reportedly dealing with a disc problem in his back. He'll receive treatment from a specialist in hopes of avoiding season-ending surgery.

Fantasy Tip: This isn't what you want to hear if you're a Foster owner. He dealt with a disc problem this preseason, but was able to recover from it. This time around, it appears to be more serious. Cover your bases with RB depth if you own him. Ben Tate and some combination of Dennis Johnson and Deji Karim will fill in in the meantime.

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Texans | Arian Foster ruled out

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:19:26 -0800

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back, hamstring) missed his third straight practice Friday, Nov. 8, and has been ruled out for Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals. Interim head coach Wade Phillips said Foster has seen multiple specialists for his back injury, but there is no timetable for his recovery. RB Ben Tate will start and is expected to see the bulk of the workload. RB Dennis Johnson is expected to spell Tate, and Houston is leaning toward using RB Deji Karim as the third running back.

Fantasy Tip: Tate should be in your lineup if you own him. Consider him an RB2 or flex. Johnson looked solid in tandem with Tate last week but should only be used as a flex in cavernous formats.

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Texans | Ben Tate limited

Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:09:22 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 7.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Tate has a good chance to play Week 10 and probably would be the starting running back because of the injury to Arian Foster. Tate should be considered a No. 2 running back or a flex option if he starts. Dennis Johnson could be an option in very deep leagues because he could get some playing time during the game.

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Texans | Ben Tate limited

Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:57:26 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Tate is expected to play despite being sore after Week 9. Arian Foster (back, hamstring) continues to be limited with multiple injuries, so Tate should again be considered as a flex play if Foster isn't playing.

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Texans | Arian Foster misses practice

Wed, 06 Nov 2013 11:22:37 -0800

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 6, because of a back injury. Interim head coach Wade Phillips said Foster is meeting with doctors to have the injury diagnosed.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will have to wait for the diagnosis to come out and monitor his practice participation during the week before getting a better idea about Foster's status for Week 10. This doesn't look good, however. He's been beat up since training camp and will probably be limited if he does suit up against the Arizona Cardinals. Ben Tate, who is nursing cracked ribs, should receive the bulk of the carries, and Dennis Johnson could also see valuable touches if Foster doesn't play.

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Texans | Ben Tate grinds out some stat line

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:35:43 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) posted 81 rushing yards on 22 carries in the Week 9 game against the Indianapolis Colts, playing through four broken ribs. He plans to play in Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals.

Fantasy Tip: With Arian Foster (back, hamstring) uncertain for this weekend's game, Tate could emerge as a useful RB2 or flex fantasy play.

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Texans | Ben Tate expects to play in Week 10

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 11:05:35 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) said he was in a pretty good amount of pain after the team's Week 9 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, but he still plans on playing against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 10. Tate said it's "hard to breathe and laugh."

Fantasy Tip: Tate's value in Week 10 obviously depends on whether Arian Foster (hamstring) will suit up. Even if Foster plays, expect him to be limited somewhat, making Tate at least a decent flex play.

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Texans | Ben Tate to get company

Sun, 03 Nov 2013 15:05:43 -0800

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (rib) is expected to be active for the Week 9 game against the Indianapolis Colts, but RB Arian Foster (hamstring) will also apparently be active, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Tate was looking like a solid fantasy option until the news that Foster would likely be available. Foster and Tate are expected to split carries, since they've both been banged up. Consider both an RB2 or flex fantasy option.

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Texans | Ben Tate probable

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:45:06 -0700

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 1, but is probable for Week 9.

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Texans | Ben Tate to play

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:30:51 -0700

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) practiced again Friday, Nov. 1, and he will be ready to play in Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts. Tate is dealing with four cracked ribs and said the pain is manageable.

Fantasy Tip: Arian Foster (hamstring) is a game-time decision, making Tate a more acceptable play this weekend as an RB3 or flex option. He should see a sizeable workload even if Foster suits up.

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Texans | Ben Tate limited

Thu, 31 Oct 2013 11:53:10 -0700

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 31.

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