On Now
Coming Up
  • Tue., Oct. 24, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT Player Signing at XFINITY

    Meet Texans tight end Ryan Griffin for autographs (3-4 PM) at XFINITY located at 517 S. Mason Road, Katy TX 77450.

    Celebrity subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 24, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT Conn's Trick or Texans

    Meet Texans punter Shane Lechler at Conn's Trick or Texans event, where autographs will be available 5-6 PM. Located at Conn's at 12730 Fountain Lake Circle, Stafford TX 77477.

    Celebrities subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 24, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at FCCU

    Meet Texans cornerback Kareen Jackson (6-7 PM) at the FCCU located at 9100 Westview, Houston TX 77055.

    Celebrity subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 24, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Players Show Live from Fuddruckers

    Join Texans DE Christian Covington from 6-7 PM at Fuddruckers (3929 Southwest Fwy, 77027) for a live Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 broadcast with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plaus, all Houston area Fuddruckers will feature a Buy One Texans Burger Combo, Get One Free Texans Burger and $15 beer buckets every Tuesday during the season for fans showing up in the Texans gear, whether the Texans win or lose their previous game, so don't miss out!

    Then stay for Texans All Access 7-8 PM. Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Celebrity subject to change.

  • Mon., Oct. 30, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT TORO's Kids Club Halloween Party

    Join TORO, Texans players, Cheerleaders, and TORO's Kids Club members for this year's superhero-themed Halloween Party!

    This event is for TORO's Kids Club members and their parents, but you can join TORO's Kids Club for free!

    RSVP: http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/kidsclub/cookiesandrookies.html

News

Print
RSS

Ben Tate to play, Arian Foster a gametime decision

Posted Nov 1, 2013

Head coach Gary Kubiak said Friday that running back Ben Tate will suit up against the Colts, and Arian Foster will be a gametime decision.

Ben Tate will play.

Even though he has four cracked ribs, the Texans' backup running back will suit up against the Indianpolis Colts on Sunday night.

“Ben will be ready to go,” head coach Gary Kubiak said. "If he could hold up on Wednesday with the trial run, which he did and then he did take some practice today."

Even though he's dealing with physical pain in his ribs, Tate was happy about being ready to go against Indianapolis.

“I’m ecstatic," Tate said. "It feels good to get out there and be able to play the game that I love playing.”

As for starter Arian Foster, there's still some uncertainty.

"I think Arian's still a game-time decision, but he did a lot better today in practice," Kubiak said. "So we’ll see how he comes out of practice.”

Kubiak said every player on the 53-man roster practiced on Friday, and the official injury report listed Foster as "questionable" for Week 9.

Foster is nursing a hamstring injury, and he left the loss at Kansas City in the first quarter.

Tate, who said the rib injury is "still a little painful", described how he will play through it.

"Just blocking it out," Tate said. "Getting out there and, once the juices get flowing, you don’t think about it.”

At least one player from the trio of Dennis Johnson, Ray Graham and Deji Karim will play at running back in addition to Tate and Foster. If Foster's unable to play, two from that group will likely get carries.

Twitter.com/DoughertyDrew

Game Rewind: Houston Texans

Content on HoustonTexans.com does not necessarily represent the views of the Houston Texans front office staff, coaches or executives.

Trending Now

Recent News