Rookie RB Tate healthy and practicing with Texans
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
HOUSTON (AP) -- Ben Tate spent most of his first 11 practices with the Houston Texans sitting on the sideline with a hamstring injury.
So on Tuesday in his first full practice since being drafted, the rookie running back could barely contain his excitement. The second-round pick from Auburn dashed on and off the field with a smile as he ran plays with the offense, including a few snaps with the first team.
The Texans hope to use Tate as a complement to Steve Slaton as they try to improve a running game that ranked 30th in the NFL last season.