Speaking at his season-ending presser, Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said he needs to see more consistency from Ben Tate in 2013.
"It's been about staying on the field consistently... [Tate] needs to bounce back next year, and we're looking for consistency from him as a player and helping us on the field," said Kubiak. Tate missed his entire first year to an ankle injury in 2010, and then battled hamstring and foot injuries this season. He'll play out the final year of his rookie deal in 2013 and should be the No. 2 back behind Arian Foster with Justin Forsett becoming a free agent.