Ben Tate to IR; Case Keenum out

Updated: December 18, 2013, 4:29 PM ET
By Tania Ganguli | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- Texans running back Ben Tate has been placed on injured reserve after aggravating a rib injury he suffered on Oct. 20. The Texans also ruled out quarterback Case Keenum for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos. 

Keenum suffered a thumb injury on Sunday and sustained ligament damage.

Matt Schaub, who was benched in favor of Keenum, will start in his place.

"I know our real fans will cheer for Matt and our team," interim coach Wade Phillips said, ...

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