Tate out vs. Jacksonville

Tate out vs. Jacksonville
November 16, 2012, 1:45 pm
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Texans' Tate officially ruled out for Sunday

Ben Tate ran 65 times for 279 yards in 2012.

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Ben Tate has been ruled out for the third straight game with a sore hamstring. 

Gary Kubiak told the media Friday that Tate would not be playing against the Jaguars Sunday because he isn't ready yet.

"Practice-wise the only guy that didn't practice was Tate," Kubiak said.  "The only guy that we'll rule out today is Tate."

This will be the fourth game this season Tate will miss. Aside from the three in a row with a hamstring injury, Tate also missed the Texans Monday night game against the Jets with a bad toe.

"We thought going into the week that he would be ready to go," Kubiak added. "We went back on the field, he looked positive on Wednesday and then obviously came out slower on Thursday, so we pulled him out. He did go back out, he did work today but not with the team. It's just frustrating because we need him out there. What has it been now, three weeks?"

Tate said Thursday that the recovery process isn't going any slower than he anticipated, but Kubiak feels that it has to be wearing on Tate.

"I know it's very frustrating for him," Kubiak said.  "For himself he needs to get back out there and contribute and be a part of what's going on. Hopefully we're getting closer to that, but what happened over the last couple days still says no for this week."

In six games this season Tate has 178 yards on 43 carries and two touchdowns. 

Owen Daniels and Shaun Cody, both of whom missed last Sunday's game, are game time decisions along with Tim Dobbins.