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Texans waive Steve Slaton

Posted on: September 27, 2011 4:36 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The man most lost in the shuffle in the Texans running back room will no longer have to worry about trying to beat out Arian Foster, Ben Tate and Derrick Ward for playing time.

SlatonThat’s because, as the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain reports, Steve Slaton has been waived.

On the season, Slaton had seven carries for 20 yards, and despite injuries to Foster and Ward, the Texans didn’t feel it was necessary to play their fourth-string running back. Although Slaton had a tremendous rookie year in 2008 (268 carries for 1,282 yards and nine touchdowns), he’s fought injury problems and neck surgery.

Then, with the emergence of Foster last season, the need for Slaton to take the majority of the carries was extinguished. According to McClain, Chris Ogbonnaya was signed off the practice squad to take Slaton’s place and Foster should be ready to start this Sunday.

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Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: September 27, 2011 7:57 pm

Texans waive Steve Slaton

Slaton:  Yet another failure of a West Virginia Mountaineer. Never fails does it?! HAHA.

Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 7:30 pm

Texans waive Steve Slaton

As a Pat's fan I hope he get's a call to come here.  Woodhead is a quick back that can get quick yards but he can't play every down (and shouldn't) and his role is defined.  Steve Ridley is a rookie and needs a little more time but he does do well when called upon - again not an everyday back.  Law Firm was supposed to capitalize on last years sucesss of 1000 yards rushing along with 13 TD's but that hasn't materialized.  He looks slow but it's probably more like holes aren't opening up quick enough for him to burst through.  The Pats love reclamation projects and this is one that Coach Belichick should take advantage of.  In saying that I know the Pats problems are on defense not offense but Green-Ellis has not been able to punch it in the endzone so far this year.  Slaton may be their answer.

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: September 27, 2011 7:00 pm

Texans waive Steve Slaton

I think you meant why did they let Charlie Weiss go...

Since: Aug 23, 2008
Posted on: September 27, 2011 6:12 pm

Texans waive Steve Slaton

The Cardinals need to sign him!

Since: May 4, 2010
Posted on: September 27, 2011 6:03 pm

Texans waive Steve Slaton

Steve Slaton is an interesting commodity particularily for the NE Pats. They have Kevin Faulk however he is coming back from an injury and the rookie Ridley needs more seasoning. This is a perfect situation where he would be a Dave Megget type. Maybe 5-7 carries a game with plays in the passing game. Hmmmm

Since: Sep 15, 2009
Posted on: September 27, 2011 5:25 pm

Texans waive Steve Slaton

PLEASE Foreward your post to Arrowhead Stadium. Give it to Scott Pioli because Todd Haley is a lame duck coach in another week or two.

Another point to make...wny did We let Al Saunders go? To bring the failed Notre Dame coach BACK TO THE NFL???? I don't care WHAT he did with tom Brady. (Look at castle...He Ain't no Tom Bradey) Then we LET HM GO when we finally get to the playoffs??     

Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: September 27, 2011 5:16 pm

Texans waive Steve Slaton

we should NEVER fault the players who sign a contract in good faith and then holdout, saying the contract THAT THEY SIGNED is undervalued??? 

Since: May 8, 2008
Posted on: September 27, 2011 5:09 pm

This is the reason for the CBA dispute

The Texans had both Foster and Ward injured and they still see no need to have Slaton on the Roster.  Very serious injuries from playing a very serious game have done him in.  This is why you should NEVER fault the players when they ask for more money.  There are more stories like Arian Foster out there than there are stars like Manning and Brady that get $100M. 

Since: Jan 25, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 5:08 pm

Steve Slaton may be able to help the Rams

Steve Slaton if healthy, would be a big improvement over Steve Jackson.  Jackson is too lazy to get a hair cut.

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: September 27, 2011 4:57 pm

Texans waive Steve Slaton

If I were Kansas City I would sign this guy and see if he can push Thomas Jones to the bench. He might be a nice backup to Jamaal Charles next season, assuming Charles comes back healthy. This would allow the team to use Dexter McCluster the way they have always intended on. AND .... if they can win the Andrew Luck sweepstakes, would give them a team of young, fast skill players (along with Dwayne Bowe) to compliment the Stanford Wonder!

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