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Expanded Role for Rookie Slaton?

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Rookie running back Steve Slaton led all Texans rushers Saturday night in their 31-27 victory over the New Orleans Saints. Slaton ran inside and outside to the tune of 57 yards on 13 carries including a 12-yard touchdown run, and his impressive performance could yield him some more touches, especially earlier in games.

"I think he's earned a right to get some reps with that first group," said Texans head coach Gary Kubiak. "We're going to probably go three quarters this week with our first group. Going against this team this week is as good as there is in the league, personnel-wise. So, yeah, he'll definitely become part of that." Slaton commented about what he can give the team as a potential starting running...

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