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Derrick Ward

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NFL | Derrick Ward retires after nine seasons

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 14:23:31 -0700

Free-agent RB Derrick Ward (Texans) announced his retirement Tuesday, July 3, after nine NFL seasons. Ward's best season came in 2008 with the New York Giants when he rushed for 1,025 yards and a 5.6 yards per carry average. He finishes with 2,628 rushing yards and 12 rushing TD in 93 NFL games.

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Texans | Derrick Ward still an option

Sun, 10 Jun 2012 10:54:45 -0700

The Houston Texans could consider re-signing free-agent RB Derrick Ward later this offseason if he is not able to find another team to join.

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Texans | Derrick Ward could return

Mon, 28 May 2012 12:30:54 -0700

The Houston Texans may consider re-signing free-agent RB Derrick Ward this offseason if he is willing to accept the veteran minimum.

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Texans | Arian Foster inactive

Sun, 01 Jan 2012 08:54:34 -0800

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster is inactive in Week 17 versus the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Tip: Ben Tate may not play extensively given that he's an explosive alternative to Foster, either, but he's easily the best "surprise" fantasy bet of the day so far. Folks who have an opportunity to use him should plug him as an RB2 type capable of putting up big numbers against Tennessee. Derrick Ward has performed well in extremely limited duty and could easily factor in here, also, making him a desperation play at the flex position.

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Texans | 17 probable

Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:49:42 -0700

Houston Texans CB Jason Allen (knee, groin), OG Thomas Austin (knee), OG Mike Brisiel (ankle, knee), LB Tim Dobbins (hamstring), TE Joel Dreessen (hip), TE Garrett Graham (hamstring), CB Brandon Harris (hamstring), CB Kareem Jackson (knee), WR Bryant Johnson (hamstring), CB Johnathan Joseph (calf), CB Brice McCain (hamstring, concussion), CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring), LB DeMeco Ryans (elbow, hamstring, knee), DL Antonio D. Smith (ankle), RB Ben Tate (groin, Achilles'), WR Kevin Walter (illness) and RB Derrick Ward (ankle) are being listed as probable for Week 6. Johnson and Ryans were limited in practice Friday, Oct. 14, while all the others practiced in full.

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Texans | 11 practice

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:05:36 -0700

Houston Texans CB Jason Allen (knee, groin), OG Thomas Austin (knee), OG Mike Brisiel (ankle, knee), CB Brandon Harris (hamstring), CB Kareem Jackson (knee), WR Jacoby Jones (knee), CB Brice McCain (hamstring, concussion), CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring), DL Antonio D. Smith (ankle), RB Ben Tate (groin, Achilles') and RB Derrick Ward (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 13.

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Texans | Ben Tate to be No. 2 RB Week 6

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:39:58 -0700

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said RB Ben Tate (groin, Achilles') will be the primary backup behind RB Arian Foster in Week 6 with RB Derrick Ward (ankle) being the No. 3 running back. All three are expected to receive touches during the game.

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Texans | 10 limited

Wed, 12 Oct 2011 13:36:58 -0700

Houston Texans OG Mike Brisiel (ankle, knee), LB Tim Dobbins (hamstring), CB Brandon Harris (hamstring), WR Bryant Johnson (hamstring), CB Brice McCain (hamstring, concussion), CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring), LB DeMeco Ryans (elbow, hamstring, knee), DL Antonio D. Smith (ankle), RB Ben Tate (groin, Achilles') and RB Derrick Ward (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 12.

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Texans | Two injured RBs expected to be available

Wed, 12 Oct 2011 10:09:27 -0700

Houston Texans RBs Ben Tate (groin) and Derrick Ward (ankle, shoulder) are expected to be available to play in Week 6.

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Texans | Week 5 Inactives

Sun, 09 Oct 2011 08:42:55 -0700

The Houston Texans have declared WR Andre Johnson, OT Andrew Gardner, RB Derrick Ward, CB Sherrick McManis, QB T.J. Yates, OG Thomas Austin, LB Tim Dobbins inactive for Week 5.

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Texans | One of the injured RBs to be active

Sat, 08 Oct 2011 13:17:41 -0700

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said RB Ben Tate (groin) or RB Derrick Ward (ankle, shoulder) will be active in Week 5 and will be the No. 3 running back in the game.

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Texans | Arian Foster will start Week 5

Fri, 07 Oct 2011 20:17:30 -0700

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hip) will start during Week 5 against the Oakland Raiders and he will be backed up by RB Chris Ogbonnaya. Head coach Gary Kubiak plans to have either RB Ben Tate (groin) or RB Derrick Ward (ankle) active as the team's third running back. Kubiak said he needs to decide which of the backs will be the best option.

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Texans | Two RBs questionable

Fri, 07 Oct 2011 14:50:54 -0700

Houston Texans RBs Ben Tate (groin) and Derrick Ward (ankle, shoulder) were limited during practice Friday, Oct. 7, and are listed as questionable for Week 5.

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Texans | Three do not practice

Thu, 06 Oct 2011 16:42:21 -0700

Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward (ankle, shoulder), WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) and LB Tim Dobbins (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 6.

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Texans | Chris Ogbonnaya likely to be No. 2 RB

Thu, 06 Oct 2011 11:56:53 -0700

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said RB Chris Ogbonnaya likely will be the No. 2 running back Week 5 because of the injuries to RB Ben Tate (groin) and RB Derrick Ward (ankle, shoulder).

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Texans | Three miss practice

Wed, 05 Oct 2011 15:14:18 -0700

Houston Texans LB Tim Dobbins (hamstring), RB Ben Tate (groin) and RB Derrick Ward (ankle, shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 5.

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Texans | Coach talks about two injured RBs

Wed, 05 Oct 2011 12:20:40 -0700

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said RB Ben Tate (groin) is a little ahead of RB Derrick Ward (ankle) in terms of their recovery from injuries.

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Texans | Three considered day-to-day

Mon, 03 Oct 2011 15:46:54 -0700

Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward (ankle) and CBs Kareem Jackson (knee) and Sherrick McManis (hamstring) are considered day-to-day for Week 5.

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Texans | Week 4 Inactives

Sun, 02 Oct 2011 08:42:07 -0700

The Houston Texans have declared OT Andrew Gardner, WR David Anderson, RB Derrick Ward, CB Kareem Jackson, CB Sherrick McManis, QB T.J. Yates, OG Thomas Austin inactive for Week 4.

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Texans | Derrick Ward ruled out for Week 4

Fri, 30 Sep 2011 17:29:22 -0700

Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward (ankle, shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers after missing another practice Friday, Sept. 30.

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Texans | Three players do not practice

Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:11:57 -0700

Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward (ankle, shoulder), FB Lawrence Vickers (illness) and CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 29.

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Texans | Derrick Ward nursing ankle injury

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 18:50:22 -0700

Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 28, as he was given another day to rest his ankle injury.

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Texans | Derrick Ward close to getting back on field

Mon, 26 Sep 2011 19:41:06 -0700

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Monday, Sept. 26, that RB Derrick Ward (shoulder, ankle) is "pretty close to getting back on the field." Tate did not travel with the team for the game against the New Orleans Saints in Week 3.

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Texans | Week 3 Inactives

Sun, 25 Sep 2011 08:45:53 -0700

The Houston Texans have declared OT Andrew Gardner, RB Arian Foster, WR David Anderson, RB Derrick Ward, CB Sherrick McManis, QB T.J. Yates, OG Thomas Austin inactive for Week 3.

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Texans | Two out

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 15:03:42 -0700

Houston Texans CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring) and RB Derrick Ward (shoulder, ankle) have been ruled out for Week 3.

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Texans | Three do not practice

Thu, 22 Sep 2011 16:50:52 -0700

Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward (shoulder, ankle), WR Jacoby Jones (knee) and CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 22.

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Texans | Derrick Ward unlikely to play

Thu, 22 Sep 2011 11:59:09 -0700

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said RB Derrick Ward (ankle) likely will not play in Week 3.

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Texans | Derrick Ward injury update

Thu, 22 Sep 2011 08:12:17 -0700

Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward (ankle) revealed Wednesday, Sept. 21, that his injury is a high ankle sprain. If Ward and RB Arian Foster (hamstring) can't play in Week 3, RB Ben Tate would start with RB Steve Slaton serving as the backup. Head coach Gary Kubiak added he is prepared to go with only two running backs in Week 3. "You can play a game with two guys," Kubiak said. "You don't like two. You'd like to suit up three, but we'll see."

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Texans | Three miss practice

Wed, 21 Sep 2011 15:45:07 -0700

Houston Texans WR Jacoby Jones (knee), CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring) and RB Derrick Ward (shoulder, ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.

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Texans | Steve Slaton might have bigger role

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 19:02:22 -0700

Houston Texans RB Steve Slaton might have a bigger role in the offense in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints if RBs Arian Foster (hamstring) and Derrick Ward (ankle) are out or limited.

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Texans | Derrick Ward unlikely for Week 3

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 19:01:52 -0700

Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward (ankle) is dealing with a sprained ankle, and he is unlikely to play in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints.

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Texans | Week 2 Inactives

Sun, 18 Sep 2011 12:26:04 -0700

The Houston Texans have declared CB Brandon Harris, OL Derek Newton, RB Derrick Ward, TE Garrett Graham, WR Kevin Walter, QB T.J. Yates, OG Thomas Austin inactive for Week 2.

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Texans | Derrick Ward will not play Week 2

Fri, 16 Sep 2011 11:07:11 -0700

Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 2.

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Texans | Derrick Ward misses practice

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 11:59:57 -0700

Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 15, and likely will not practice Friday, Sept. 16.

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Texans | Ben Tate expected to be No.2 RB

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 07:54:57 -0700

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate is expected to be the team's No. 2 running back in Week 2 if RB Arian Foster (hamstring) is able to play. RB Derrick Ward (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 14.

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Texans | Two miss practice

Wed, 14 Sep 2011 15:12:49 -0700

Houston Texans WR Kevin Walter (shoulder, quadriceps) and RB Derrick Ward (ankle, shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 14.

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Texans | Derrick Ward day-to-day

Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:28:26 -0700

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said RB Derrick Ward (ankle) is considered day-to-day with a sprained ankle.

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Texans | Derrick Ward expects to play in Week 2

Sun, 11 Sep 2011 23:06:59 -0700

Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward (ankle) said he expects to be ready in Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins. "It was just precautionary," Ward said. "We were already up 34-zip. It scared me a little bit when it happened, but I'm all right. I'll be ready for Miami, and we'll be happy to get (RB Arian Foster) back this week."

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Texans | Derrick Ward injured Week 1

Sun, 11 Sep 2011 12:05:26 -0700

Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle in Week 1 and is considered questionable to return.

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Texans | Arian Foster unlikely to play

Sun, 11 Sep 2011 08:39:18 -0700

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) is unlikely to play during Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts. RB Derrick Ward is expected to start in Foster's place, with RB Ben Tate also rotating in. The Texans would then ride the hot hand during the game.

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Texans | More on RB situation in Week 1

Fri, 09 Sep 2011 17:00:32 -0700

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Friday, Sept. 9, that RBs Steve Slaton, Ben Tate and Derrick Ward could all see time in Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts if RB Arian Foster (hamstring) is sidelined. "They could possibly all play," Kubiak said. "Obviously, Derrick would be the starter and Tate would play and Steve's prepared to play, too, so we could use them all three."

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Texans | Derrick Ward would start if Arian Foster sits

Fri, 09 Sep 2011 10:58:47 -0700

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said RB Derrick Ward would start Week 1 if RB Arian Foster (hamstring) is not able to play in the game.

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Texans | Arian Foster to sit out in Week 1?

Fri, 09 Sep 2011 08:56:01 -0700

Signs are pointing to Houston Texans RBs Ben Tate and Derrick Ward splitting the carries in Week 1 with RB Arian Foster (hamstring) still hobbled.

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Texans | Steve Slaton might make debut Thursday

Wed, 31 Aug 2011 22:46:15 -0700

Houston Texans RB Steve Slaton (hamstring) might be able to make his preseason debut Thursday, Sept. 1, against the Minnesota Vikings. It appears he is fighting RB Chris Ogbonnaya for the potential fourth RB spot behind RBs Arian Foster (hamstring), Derrick Ward and Ben Tate.

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Texans | Derrick Ward still running as top backup

Mon, 29 Aug 2011 00:19:43 -0700

Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward is still running as the team's No. 2 back, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. RB Ben Tate, who has had a strong preseason, is running as the third-string running back. "There's going to be a lot of football played this week. I think they both bring something different to our football team, so I could see us playing three guys on gameday. Those things will pan themselves out," Kubiak said.

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Texans | Derrick Ward practices Monday

Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:13:12 -0700

Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward (concussion) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 22.

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Texans | Loaded at running back

Sun, 21 Aug 2011 08:35:07 -0700

Houston Texans RB Ben Tate is back in the conversation for a potential No. 2 role behind Arian Foster after a strong preseason showing Saturday, Aug. 20. Tate, who missed all of last year's regular season with a broken leg, missed a lot of training camp because of hamstring injury. He piled up 95 yards rushing and a touchdown on just nine carries against the New Orleans Saints. "I guess practice is overrated," said head coach Gary Kubiak. Tate was encouraged with his game, but said he needs to stay humble and keep working. The Texans appear loaded at tailback with Foster, Tate, Derrick Ward (concussion), Steve Slaton (hamstring) and Chris Ogbonnaya. It remains unlikely the team would keep five tailbacks.

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Texans | Derrick Ward unlikely to play in preseason game

Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:29:36 -0700

Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward (concussion) likely will not play in the second preseason game but should be able to return in the near future.

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Texans | Derrick Ward back at night practice

Wed, 17 Aug 2011 22:22:00 -0700

Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward (concussion) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 17. Ward suffered a mild concussion in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 15, against the New York Jets.

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Texans | Derrick Ward injured in preseason game

Tue, 16 Aug 2011 07:38:15 -0700

Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward (head) left the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 15, with a head injury.

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