Re: 5 questions: Ben Tate edition
Texans are in best possible position with Tate. Under contract for two more years at low $. Qualities that make you want to keep him (big, strong and catches well) are enticing to other teams. First round picks do not cost as much under new CBA. Forsett as a back up and change of pace back is solid. He ran strong against Jags. Grimes should be ready after this season on PS if a Tate trade becomes an option.
Salary cap will keep a new contract lower with Texans or in free agency. Encourages Tate to remain, encourages other teams to trade before 2013 starts to take advantage of $575,000 last contract year.
Keep him this year and see what you can be offered for 2013.
I want to be able to recognize the difference between a "want" and a "need" and then I want to be satisfied with getting a need