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Derrick Ward re-signs with Texans

The Texans are making the most of the final day of the league year.

Houston re-signed running back Derrick Ward to a one-year contract on Thursday, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.  News of the agreement comes soon after news that tight end Owen Daniels has also returned to the club on a four-year deal.

Ward revived his career in Houston with a 6.3 yards-per-carry average last season.   The Texans will bring back Arian Foster, Ward, and Steve Slaton to their backfield next year.

Their offense is in great shape to stay among the league’s top ten in yards and points.  Now they just need Wade Phillips to fix he defense.

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5 Responses to “Derrick Ward re-signs with Texans”
  1. mediocresince2002 says: Mar 3, 2011 2:21 PM

    Expect Slaton to be cut in camp. Leaving Foster, Ward, and Tate in the backfield

  2. bunjy96 says: Mar 3, 2011 2:26 PM

    Ward plays well in a ZBS. Horrible otherwise.

  3. donterrelli says: Mar 3, 2011 2:26 PM

    “Ward revived his career in Houston with a 6.3 yards-per-carry average last season. ”

    huh? he rushed for 315 yards and 4 tds

  4. tcdeg says: Mar 3, 2011 2:33 PM

    Don’t forget about Ben Tate, Houston’s 2nd round pick last year who went down with an injury during pre-season.

    Slaton’s wasn’t used often last year, and the coaching staff tried him out for the season as a KR, which he was surely among the leagues worst at. Slaton may stay with the team next year but if Tate shows even a glimmer of talent he’s probably gone. Hopefully the Texans could get at least a 6th for him from another team in need of RB help.

  5. nanner12wojo says: Mar 3, 2011 2:49 PM

    What about Ben Tate? Does this mean Slaton is done?

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