Ben Tate trying out for Cowboys
Former Texans running back Ben Tate is attempting to join the party to replace DeMarco Murray. Tate, along with former Cowboys running back Felix Jones, is trying out for the Cowboys.
As @JosinaAnderson said, Cowboys working out RB Ben Tate today at Valley Ranch. Interesting move considering stated belief in crop of RBs— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) May 21, 2015
The Texans let the former Auburn running back walk during the 2014 offseason. He was signed by the Browns but later cut. He spent time with the Vikings and Steelers after his release by Cleveland in 2014. Tate tallied 371 yards on 119 rushing attempts during the 2014 season.
Steve Slaton announces retirement
The Texans drafted Steve Slaton in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He spent four years with the team, appearing in 42 games with Houston - rushing for 1,832 yards on 425 attempts. Slaton spent the 2014 season with Toronto Argonauts. Today, he announced his retirement from football.
It has been a great ride. Thankful for the opportunity to play the game I love, but time for the next chapter in my life to begin.— Steve Slaton (@Steve23Slaton) May 21, 2015
Antonio Smith being investigated for child abuse
Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey, Jr. announced that former Texans and current Broncos defensive lineman Antonio Smith was being investigated for child abuse. No charges have been filed thus far.
NFL's Antonio Smith -- Investigated for Child Abuse http://t.co/E6ZK3abUqz— TMZ (@TMZ) May 21, 2015