ESPN.com "Texans running back Ben Tate appeared in the locker room on Tuesday for the first time since being placed on injured reserve. Tate's last game with the Texans might have been in Indianapolis during which he aggravated the broken ribs he'd played through for several games. Tate Tate So I..." December 26
Houston Chronicle "In all probability, running back Ben Tate has played his last game with the Texans. Tate is in the last year of his contract, and he was placed on injured reserve Wednesday. He reinjured one of the four ribs he cracked against Kansas City. Tate is expected to sign a lucrative contract with..." December 19
Texans to put Ben Tate on IR, per ESPN's Josina Anderson.
CBSSports.com "As the Texans disappointing season draws to a close and as Ben Tate's contract is close to expiring, it'll be interesting to see what kind of interest the running back can draw on the free agent market in the offseason. The fact he's playing with four broken ribs showcases his toughness; the fact..." December 12
Houston Chronicle "Ben Tate rushed seven times for just one yard Sunday during the Texans’ 13-6 home loss to Jacksonville. Despite undrafted rookie Dennis Johnson showing life (13 carries, 74 yards) and Tate still dealing with four cracked ribs, coach Gary Kubiak said the Texans will continue to initially rely on..." November 25
Houston Chronicle "Running back Ben Tate had some tough words for Texans fans. They booed so loudly during the 28-23 loss at Reliant Stadium that the Texans had to go to a silent-count on offense (something usually reserved for road games). “These fans here in Houston are so up and down and so wishy-washy,”..." November 18
Houston Chronicle "Ben Tate said late Sunday he left everything on the field during the Texans’ 27-24 defeat to the Indianapolis Colts. Less than 24 hours later, Tate was feeling the pain of his commitment. The four broken ribs Tate played with left him walking lightly Monday, saying it’s “hard to breathe and..." November 04
Kubiak: Everybody practice. Ben Tate will play Sunday. Arian Foster still a game-time decision. #Texans
Gary Kubiak on Indy conference call said Arian Foster and Ben Tate will be "very limited" at today's practice, likely game-time decisions
Houston Chronicle "With rookie free-agent running back Cierre Wood being placed on waivers today the Texans will be looking for a third running back to play behind Arian Foster and Ben Tate both of whom were injured in Sunday’s 17-16 loss at Kansas City. Foster is out with a hamstring injury. He said he should be..." October 22
RB Ben Tate just told AP he has 4 broken ribs but expects to play after bye. Foster and Tate are injured and they need another RB.
"I don't know if Ben (Tate) got a carry after the fumble. It was not a reflection of that. I have total confidence in Ben" Kubiak. #Texans
Kubiak: It's important that we continue to give Ben Tate his touches. #Texans
Houston Chronicle "The week’s final practice ends under the midday Houston sun and the setting immediately changes. As a roof-less open field is traded for the cool tunnels of Reliant Stadium Texans players stream through in waves. Quarterback Matt Schaub hops off a golf cart and quietly walks into the locker room...." September 15
NFL.com "By virtue of the eyeball test as well as the box score Ben Tate outplayed Arian Foster in the Houston Texans' Week 1 comeback victory over the San Diego Chargers. That performance has earned Tate at least a temporary timeshare but the former second-round draft pick made it clear that he's not..." September 14
Houston Chronicle "Yes Arian Foster is competitive. And yes he wants to carry the ball as much as possible. Especially Monday when the Texans’ star running back returned to his former home city of San Diego for the first time to play as a pro. Foster split rushes with backup Ben Tate during the Texans’ 31-28..." September 12
ESPN.com "Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak liked what he saw out of backup running back Ben Tate Monday night and wants to keep his carries close to starter Arian Foster's for now. "I wish it would have come out a little more closer to even; I think I said that after the game" Kubiak said of their split..." September 11
Ben Tate ran a lot better than Arian Foster. Tate averaged 6.1 yards a carry to Foster's 3.2. Tate should have waved him off more often.
Houston Chronicle "The Texans’ season-long effort to keep star running back Arian Foster healthy and primed for the playoffs will start in Week 1. Foster has impressed coach Gary Kubiak and teammates since being activated Aug. 21 from the physically unable to perform list. But the Texans plan to alternate..." September 08
Houston Chronicle "Midway through the Texans Friday morning practice running back Ben Tate suffered a groin injury. “My groin tightened up” Tate said. “… I’m not too worried about it.” Tate had been working in Arian Foster’s place as the Texans starter recovers from a strained hamstring. Coach Gary Kubiak said..." August 02
Battle Red Blog "To say that Ben Tate's 2012 season was disappointing would be a gross understatement. He only saw action in 11 games during the regular season, during which he posted a line of 65 carries for 279 yards and 2 TDs. The entirety of his postseason contributions to the Texans was two carries for a..." February 06