Texans let Steve Slaton go

Steve Slaton is out in Houston.

According to Howard Balzer via Twitter, the Texans have cut their one-time leading rusher who had fallen off the map, even for a team with injury issus at the position.

Slaton, a third-round pick from West Virginia, burst onto the scene in 2008, rushing for 1,282 yards for the Texans, but his production quickly dropped, to the point where he had just 93 total yards in 12 games last season and had put up only 20 yards on seven carries in three games this year.

The emergence of Arian Foster last year and with the production of Ben Tate this year made Slaton expandable, even with Foster and Derrick Ward missing time with injuries in the early going this season.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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