NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 25: Steve Slaton #20 of the Houston Texans carries the ball against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on September 25, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Steve Slaton Claimed By Miami Dolphins After Houston Texans Waive Him

The Texans decided to part ways with Steve Slaton and he was claimed by the Miami Dolphins on the waiver wire.

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Steve Slaton Claimed By Miami Dolphins Off Waiver Wire

The Houston Texans waived RB Steve Slaton on Tuesday and he didn't make it all the way through the waiver wire as the Miami Dolphins claimed him, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Some suggested the Arizona Cardinals would be interested but it was the Dolphins who got him.

Slaton was originally a 2008 third round pick by the Texans and quickly established himself as a solid running back by going for over 1,200 yards and 10 total touchdowns in his first season. That was the high point of Slaton's career and things quickly unraveled after that.

He was never again the feature back due to a combination of injuries and fumbling problems, as well as the Texans picking up Arian Foster and Ben Tate.

Slaton joins a Dolphins roster that includes Reggie Bush so it'll be interesting to see how they plan to incorporate him into the gameplan.

Check out SB Nation's The Phinsider to see what Dolphins fans are saying about the move. 

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Steve Slaton Released By Houston Texans, According To Report

The Texans decided to part ways with Steve Slaton and elevate Chris Ogbonnaya from the practice squad.

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