RB Tate not likely to return to Texans

The SportsXchange

Houston Texans running back Ben Tate tweeted Monday that he probably will not return to the team next season.

Tate, 25, is a pending free agent.

"Cleaned out my locker going to miss the guys on this team," he wrote in a series of tweets. "We have a lot of good ppl on this team and everyone was cool ... from the trainers to the equipment guys always made it a good time while still getting work done being drafted here. I learned a lot that I will ... carry on for the rest of my career thanks Htown for all the support but odds are I won't be back."

Tate, mainly serving as Arian Foster's backup, rushed for 771 yards with four touchdowns this year. He missed the last two games of the season with a rib injury. He took on a bigger role after Foster was injured in Week 7.

The four-year pro has rushed for 1,992 yards with 10 touchdowns in 40 NFL games.
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