I asked the ever-honest Ben Tate, in his gut, does he think he's done with the Texans?
"Honestly?" he said, then gave a lengthy pause while he pondered his answer. "Probably so."
He added in a less pensive tone: "But we'll see. You never know what will happen. New coaches come in, some different things could happen."
Tate is a player to monitor this offseason. He fits the talented-backup-gets-starting-job mold that worked well for Michael Turner, LaMont Jordan and Chester Taylor, who all turned in top 12 seasons after switching teams.