The Houston Texans have been struggling with injuries lately at running back. Arian Foster has been battling a hamstring injury. Back up running back has been dealing with four broken ribs. Those depth concerns, and the release of Cierre Wood, forced the Texans to sign three new running backs: Deji Karim, Ray Graham and Dennis Johnson.
On a conference call, Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said that Foster and Tate will likely be game-time decisions. He also informed the media that they would be limited participants in practice.
“I’m very concerned,” head coach Gary Kubiak said, via the Houston Chronicle. “We understand Ben’s situation. I think they’re both going to give us everything they can to try and play this week. I don’t think we’re going to know anything until later in the week, which is probably a good thing.”
Aside from Foster and Tate, no one else has really carried the ball. Wood had three carries for nine yards before being released. Foster has carried the ball 121 times for 542 yards, while Tate has 318 yards on 66 carries.
Gary Kubiak on Indy conference call said Arian Foster and Ben Tate will be “very limited” at today’s practice, likely game-time decisions
— Kevin Bowen (@KBowenColts) October 30, 2013