Second-round Auburn running back Ben Tate has signed with the Texans, according to John McClain’s Twitter.
Financial terms have yet to be disclosed, though like Tuesday night’s signing of Garrett Graham, Tate is effectively slotted in between two players. Baltimore NT Terrence Cody, the pick ahead of Tate, received $3.384 million over four years with $1.594 million guaranteed, while Cleveland RB Montario Hardesty, the pick after, signed for $3.372 million over four with $1.567 million guaranteed. We’ll run the figures as soon as we have them.
Tate figures to be in the mix to start at running back, depending on how training camp goes and how Steve Slaton rebounds from injury. Arian Foster is going into camp penciled in as the starter, but there is a pretty good chance Tate will be carrying the load by the time the season comes to an end.
The Texans' lone remaining unsigned pick is first round cornerback Kareem Jackson. Look for that deal to get done very quickly, possibly even tonight, as training camp starts tomorrow and many players drafted in the 20’s have gotten their deals done today.