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Steve Slaton out for season

Houston Texans running back Steve Slaton’s season is over.

Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted that Slaton is going on injured reserve.

Slaton was inactive Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars because of a neck injury that caused him numbness in his arms, and that injury has apparently been deemed serious enough that he can’t return to the field until 2010.

After a very promising rookie year in 2008, Slaton was a disappointment in 2009. He carried 131 times for just 437 yards, and although he was an important part of the Texans’ passing game, with 44 catches for 417 yards, he also hurt the team with seven fumbles.

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11 Responses to “Steve Slaton out for season”
  1. wplus says: Dec 9, 2009 10:50 AM

    Wow. I have slammed Kubiak for not using this guy enough. Ultimately, maybe this is the reason why he couldn’t hold unto the ball and the coach knew it.

  2. PETTE says: Dec 9, 2009 10:51 AM

    devastating blow to my fantasy football championship hopes
    F-M-L

  3. Hap says: Dec 9, 2009 10:57 AM

    He and A.P. belong together in the NFL (No Fumble League).

  4. BrownsTown says: Dec 9, 2009 10:58 AM

    But he’ll bounce back since his new coach will actually use him next year.

  5. scrapdawg12 says: Dec 9, 2009 11:11 AM

    Brownstown…just like your cleveland browns will bounce back next year? Slaton was used alot and he couldn’t do squat. He’s like Matt Forte, a kid who showed some promise but ultimately sucked.

  6. The Coop says: Dec 9, 2009 11:43 AM

    He was a fantasy bust for me this year, but more than anything, Kubiak is getting what he deserves.
    Kubiak consistently gave goalline carries to Chris Brown even though Brown fumbled once at the goalline, going in for the game-winning scored, and then couldn’t get in from a yard out in another game, going in for the game-winning score.
    Get better soon, Steve, so you can leave that smog-filled loserville and end up on a real team.

  7. shaggeez says: Dec 9, 2009 12:24 PM

    just think that before the season both slaton and forte were ranked as better rbs than cj

  8. SF Saints Fan says: Dec 9, 2009 12:28 PM

    I guess if he was from USC Florio would call him a bust.

  9. Pthingholm says: Dec 9, 2009 12:35 PM

    Dont get why Kubiak is getting all that hate – he has turned the texans in to potential contenders – its the players that don’t want to win! Fumbles, defensive collapses and missed FGs isn’t exactly the receipe for winning!

  10. The Coop says: Dec 9, 2009 2:38 PM

    @Pthingholm:
    “Potential contenders” ? I don’t even know what that means. I mean, you’re either a contender, or you’re not.
    But you know, that’s EXACTLY what they are. For the last 2, maybe 3 years, they have been various experts’ “sexy” playoff pick. And each year, they manage to choke away game after game, narrowly missing the playoffs.
    At some point they need a coach who can get them over the hump. I just don’t think he’s that guy.
    You’re right, the players need to be accountable, but so does the head coach.

  11. finsbooyah says: Dec 9, 2009 2:57 PM

    Florio, are you gonna cry?

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