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Texans release RB Steve Slaton

Updated: September 27, 2011, 7:30 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans released running back Steve Slaton on Tuesday and signed Chris Ogbonnaya from the practice squad.

The 5-foot-9, 209-pound Slaton was a third-round pick in 2008 and was the NFL's top rookie rusher with 1,282 yards. He rushed for 437 yards but fumbled seven times in 2009 and was placed on injured reserve after 11 games. He had neck surgery after the season, and never regained his form.

Arian Foster emerged in 2010, and Slaton was relegated to backup ...

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