Ben Tate injury update: Texans RB will be active against Packers

Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Texans backup running back Ben Tate will be back in the lineup after being sidelined with a toe injury.

The Houston Texans will be getting backup running back Ben Tate back in the lineup when they take on the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. Tate missed last week's game against the New York Jets due to a toe injury.

On Wednesday and Thursday Tate was limited in practice, but he was a full participant on Friday and per the Houston Chronicle, Tate said he "can get the job done:"

"I've been getting better every day. I'm here to help my team try to win the game. I wouldn't say I'm 100 percent, but I can get the job done."

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"There's no way I was going to miss a second nationally televised game," Tate said.

With Tate back in the lineup it will definitely help lighten the work load that starter Arian Foster has endured this season. Foster is currently on pace to carry the ball over 400 times this year. To reduce the amount of carries for Foster, the goal is to have Tate carry the ball 10 to 12 times per game.

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