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Texans Media Clarifies Backfield Situation

With Arian Foster locked up for next season, the Houston Texans at least have one sure thing about next season’s run game.  However, Pro Bowl full back Vonta Leach is currently a free agent and running backs Derrick Ward and Ben Tate are sparring for the back-up running back position next season.’s Nick Scurfield reported on the situation:

Ward was a free agent after the season but re-signed with the Texans before the lockout. He’ll likely be pushed for playing time by Tate, who received full medical clearance in February and is hungry to show why he was drafted in the second round. Slaton will return for his fourth season in 2011.

Leach’s future is up in the air. Whenever free agency begins, he’ll be unrestricted and free to sign with any team, including the Texans. Leach has said multiple times that he wants to retire as a Texan, and the Texans certainly appreciate his service and leadership in the locker room. How his situation plays out, only time will tell.


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