Ben Tate Says Return To Texans Unlikely

Texans running back Ben Tate appeared on Sirius XM NFL Radio today to talk free agency. On the show, he mentioned that his chances of returning to Houston for the 2014 season are “less than a 2% chance” (via Twitter).

Tate has been stuck behind Arian Foster on the depth chart in recent years, but as our own Luke Adams wrote in his piece on the market for free agent running backs, Tate is thought to possess the skills to become a starter for another team. Adams placed him as a second-tier running back in this free agent class, writing that the longtime Texan could be a low-risk, high-reward player for a team in need of a playmaker in the backfield.

In a poll of Pro Football Rumors readers on who the best running back available is, Tate is tied with Knowshon Moreno as the top back in this free agent class. If our readers are correct, he will make some NFL team very happy as he will likely be an affordable option to carry the football.

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