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Arian Foster will be game-time decision, Ben Tate will play

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The Texans have been monitoring the progress of both their top running backs in their return from injuries over the last couple of weeks and it will be a little bit longer before we know if Arian Foster’s hamstring will allow him to face the Colts on Sunday night.

Coach Gary Kubiak said Friday that Foster had a better practice on Friday than he did on Thursday and that he would be a game-time decision on Sunday. Foster hasn’t missed a game since the 2011 season.

When Foster did miss games that year, Ben Tate was the next man up in the backfield. If Foster is absent this weekend, Tate will again be the man in the backfield for Houston. Kubiak said that Tate will play Sunday despite the cracked ribs that have limited him in practice this week.

Should Foster not play, the Texans will have to pick from the three new arrivals to their 53-man roster to spell Tate. Deji Karim, Dennis Johnson and Ray Graham are all possibilities for that role and, given the dual injuries, there could be work for them to do even if Foster is in the lineup.

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5 Responses to “Arian Foster will be game-time decision, Ben Tate will play”
  1. eaglesnoles05 says: Nov 1, 2013 2:49 PM

    Playing Rb with 3 cracked ribs = deisel.

    Or dumb. One of the two.

  2. scalfor3 says: Nov 1, 2013 3:16 PM

    Your Iggles had Shady McCoy do it a couple of years ago.

  3. therealtrenches says: Nov 1, 2013 3:18 PM

    Okay…so let me get this straight.

    The guy with all-world talent and the bum hamstring described as “not that serious,” has been practicing more and more all week, and he’s a game time decision.

    Fair enough.

    And the other guy, who is his backup, has been practicing less all week, and has three cracked ribs.

    Are you sure it’s a slam dunk that he’s getting the ball if Foster can’t go?

    This seems like poorly thought out logic based on the depth chart and not reality.

  4. crush22 says: Nov 1, 2013 3:47 PM

    Isn’t going to matter.
    Colts roll in this one.

  5. blazertop says: Nov 2, 2013 8:45 AM

    Kubiak is terrible.

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