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As with the quarterback position, the Texans are absolutely loaded at running back.
Arian Foster, as everyone knows, is one of the best running backs in the NFL. His great vision and awesome one-cut ability are an unbelievable fit with the Texans' zone-blocking scheme.
Foster can churn out yardage relentlessly, beating down defenders until they are consumed with exhaustion.
Ben Tate struggled with injuries and consistency last season, but in 2011, he was one of the best backup running backs in the league. In fact, many teams would have loved for him to be their starter. If Tate can return to his 2011 form this season, the Texans' running game will feature an incredible one-two punch.
Cierre Wood—an undrafted back out of Notre Dame—is an unproven commodity, but he has plenty to offer. His skill set aligns very well with the Texans' running scheme, and he is a dangerous pass-catcher coming out of the backfield.
Greg Jones, signed out of Jacksonville to become the Texans' starting fullback—is a physical bruiser who strikes fear into the hearts of defensive linemen and linebackers. Foster, for the first time in a long time, will have a dominant lead blocker paving the way for him.
The running back position, when healthy, is by far one of the best on the Texans roster.