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RB Tate out for Texans

Posted by Chris Brown on November 2, 2012 – 5:26 pm

He was a long shot to begin with, but Texans backup RB Ben Tate is out for Sunday’s game.

Tate has been dealing with a hamstring injury and did not practice at all this week. Tate rotated in often for starter Arian Foster and Houston head coach Gary Kubiak said the rotation will continue with third-stringer Justin Forsett assuming the backup role.

“Justin (Forsett), I just have a ton of confidence in him,” said Kubiak. “There’s just certain guys that come to camp and earn their keep and earn their way on the team and they earn it every day. Boy, he’s really respected by our team, and every time we’ve given him a chance he’s done good stuff. We’ll keep the rotation. He’ll basically take Ben’s (Tate) spot. We’ll continue to rotate between him and (RB) Arian (Foster) and we have a lot of confidence in him.”

Houston also signed Jonathan Grimes to their roster earlier in the week. He was with the Texans during the preseason. Kubiak says he’ll be active, but will play mostly on special teams.

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