HOUSTON (AP) -- Ben Tate was in a position any rookie would envy.
Drafted by the Houston Texans in the second round in 2010 after a stellar senior season at Auburn, the running back was competing for a starting job.
But almost as quickly as his opportunity came, it was over when a broken right ankle in the first preseason game ended his rookie campaign. Arian Foster emerged to lead the NFL with 1,616 yards rushing, meaning Houston would have a talented backup when Tate returned.
The 24-year-old Tate insists he doesn't waste time thinking of what might have been.
"This is where I'm supposed to be," he said. "Maybe I wasn't ready yet. Maybe I thought I was ready, but maybe I wasn't. You never know. I just always think things happen for a reason and I just go with the flow and don't think about it anymore."
Tate appeared in 15 games last season and finished with 942 yards rushing as a complement to Foster. He had just 6 yards rushing in Houston's season opener two weeks ago, but stood ...