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Texans' Ben Tate has big game
It's the most rushing yards for a Texans running back in preseason franchise history except for the 110 yards Pro Bowl runner Arian Foster gained against the Dallas Cowboys last year.
"Well, I was really surprised that he played as well as he did because he hasn't practiced that much," Texans owner Bob McNair said in comments distributed by the team. "You can tell his conditioning isn't what it will be and he has more speed than you saw tonight so I think that's pretty exciting."
Added Texans coach Gary Kubiak: "I guess practice is overrated. I was excited, we all are. It's been a rough go for him and he's missed a lot of time. He came and saw me last week and he said ‘Coach I'm going to play against New Orleans I just got to get this thing right.' He worked hard at it and he came out and practiced Thursday morning and said he was ready to go and he was. He was ready to go and played extremely well. That's a big step forward in his career because let's remember he hasn't played a lot of football so we if get that out of him behind Arian that's going to be a nice thing to have."
Tate was just glad to be healthy again. "It's a good start but I have to stay humble and keep working," he said. "It's a blessing because this game is violent and it can be over with on any play. It's a blessing to finish every game. "I was just excited and was just thinking ‘keep going, keep going', I didn't want to come out of the game for anything."
Meanwhile, offensive guard Kasey Studdard is likely out for the season after undergoing surgery Friday.
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