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Ron Dayne | Running Back

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (36) / 3/14/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 245
College: Wisconsin
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Although free agent RB Ron Dayne's visit with the Titans went well, no deal is imminent with any team.
"There are a couple of other teams we are talking back and forth to, so we are just weighing all of our options," agent Karim Lawrence said. "There is no sense of urgency and we are not going to jump at any opportunity." Sat, May 31, 2008 08:32:00 AM

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Free agent Ron Dayne is scheduled to visit the Titans on Thursday.

This is Dayne's first known visit of the offseason, which comes as a surprise considering his value in tough-yardage situations. Dayne would likely be the Titans' third RB if he signs, behind LenDale White and Chris Johnson. Still, this wouldn't be good news for White.
Thu, May 22, 2008 10:29:00 AM

The Texans' interest in Warrick Dunn is believed to be an indication that they don't intend to retain free agent Ron Dayne.

Dayne averaged four yards a carry and scored six TDs last year, but hasn't drawn a hint of interest on the open market. He'd help a team like Carolina, which needs a short-yardage back to complement DeAngelo Williams.
Tue, Mar 4, 2008 12:03:00 PM

Potential free agent Ron Dayne said Monday that he'd like to finish his career with the Texans.

Dayne, 29, signed a one-year deal last March. Houston will likely try to bring him back, especially if Ahman Green returns. The Texans will have to go into next season with strong depth in the backfield behind Green.
Mon, Dec 31, 2007 04:27:00 PM

Ron Dayne rushed 21 times for 88 yards and two touchdowns in Week 17's 42-28 win over the Jaguars.

The Texans rushed 34 times versus just 18 pass attempts, and Dayne reaped the benefits against a Jags defense resting several starters. Dayne finishes the season with 773 yards rushing and six TDs in 13 games. While Ahman Green is a likely cut candidate this off-season, the Texans figure to bring in a running back via free agency or the draft.
Sun, Dec 30, 2007 04:00:00 PM

Ron Dayne is active for Week 17.

The best bet is that Darius Walker will start and Dayne will come off the bench.
Sun, Dec 30, 2007 12:37:00 PM

Ron Dayne (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 17, but may not start.

Dayne increased his practice reps Friday, but was still limited and Darius Walker could make a third straight start. The best bet is for Dayne and Walker to share the backfield against Jacksonville's usually stout run defense.
Fri, Dec 28, 2007 05:06:00 PM

Ron Dayne (ankle) returned to a limited practice on Thursday.

Whether and how much Dayne plays in Week 17 is expected to be a game- time call. Texans coach Gary Kubiak wasn't asked about Dayne's status in his Thursday press conference, indicating that he should be up vs. the Jags.
Thu, Dec 27, 2007 06:42:00 PM

Ron Dayne (ankle) was held out of practice on Wednesday.

Dayne was slated to play in Week 16, but didn't after apparently re-injuring his ankle either late in the week or in pre-game. Texans coach Gary Kubiak indicated that Dayne will again be a game-time decision against the Falcons.
Wed, Dec 26, 2007 04:44:00 PM

Texans coach Gary Kubiak said after Sunday's game that he originally intended for Ron Dayne (ankle) to see action in the second half.

"Once we got through the first series of the second half, I didn't think it made a lot of sense (to put Dayne in)," Kubiak said. "Hopefully, Ronnie can finish up the season next week healthy." The Texans host Jacksonville in Week 17, and Dayne is likely to share carries at best with Darius Walker.
Mon, Dec 24, 2007 04:47:00 PM

Ron Dayne was active for Sunday's game against Indianapolis, but did not touch the football.

He was on the sideline for most of the game with his helmet halfway on and a disappointed or bored look on his face. Dayne's ankle injury is presumably the reason he wasn't used, but we may find out more later.
Sun, Dec 23, 2007 04:08:00 PM

Ron Dayne is active Sunday, as expected. He will come off the bench behind starter Darius Walker.

QB Matt Schaub, DB Dexter Wynn, LB Danny Clark, G Kasey Studdard, T Jordan Black, OT Brandon Frye, TE Jeb Putzier, and WR David Anderson are the Texans' inactives. Charlie Anderson starts at strong side linebacker. Sage Rosenfels starts at quarterback.
Source: nfl.com
Sun, Dec 23, 2007 11:47:00 AM

The Houston Chronicle's Megan Manfull believes Darius Walker and Ron Dayne will be used this week similarly to how they shared touches in Week 15.

Walker, who is starting his second straight game Sunday, focused on passing downs and outside runs and finished with 14 touches against Denver last week. Dayne came off the bench for 12 touches, most of which went up the gut. He should be the ball carrier if Houston gets near the goal line at Indianapolis.
Sun, Dec 23, 2007 10:53:00 AM

Ron Dayne (ankle) will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Colts, although he is listed as probable on the injury report.

"He practiced a little bit today, but I’ll make him work out for me Sunday morning," Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. Kubiak added that he expects Dayne to be ready to go, but Darius Walker will get another start. Dayne couldn't make it through a full practice all week and is in line for a backfield split at best against the NFL's 18th-ranked rush defense. He's unlikely to repeat his Christmas Eve effort against the Colts now and is only a flex play.
Fri, Dec 21, 2007 03:02:00 PM

Ron Dayne (ankle) was limited in Texans practice Thursday.

"Ronnie is going to be ok," head coach Gary Kubiak said. "I held him (back) a little bit on the turf since we’re in here trying to work with some noise." Dayne looks very likely to start Sunday in Indianapolis.
Thu, Dec 20, 2007 04:44:00 PM