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Ben Tate | Running Back | #34

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 220
College: Auburn
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (58) / HOU
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Free agent RB Ben Tate was widely considered the best player in last month's Spring League.
We have no stats or footage to prove it, but that's what observers have said. Before finding out that Tate, along with Greg Hardy, was playing in the three-week league, we hadn't heard from Tate since November 2015. He's spent the past two seasons out of the league after flopping in Cleveland. Tate is now 28. Mon, May 8, 2017 10:51:00 AM
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Free agent RB Ben Tate will work out for the 49ers Tuesday.

Tate could take the roster spot of Reggie Bush, who is expected to be placed on season-ending injured reserve with a torn ACL. With Mike Davis also questionable with a broken hand, Tate could actually see playing time next week against Atlanta if signed. Tate was not good in any of his three stops last season, and the 49ers offense is as dysfunctional as any in the league. He would be a low-ceiling fantasy add even if he signs with San Francisco.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 12:13:00 PM

Chiefs will bring in free agent RB Ben Tate for a workout Tuesday.

Charcandrick West and Knile Davis are expected to carry the load with Jamaal Charles (torn ACL) done for the year, but the Chiefs may want to bring in some veteran help as well. Tate struggled across time with three teams last season and has not had a reported workout since June. He is unlikely to be fantasy relevant even if he signs.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 11:56:00 AM

Free agent RB Ben Tate will work out for the Lions on Tuesday.

It's Tate's second workout in the past couple weeks after he tried out for the running back-needy Cowboys in late May. Tate has garnered little interest since flopping badly with the Browns and Vikings last season. He's still just 28 (in August) and was viewed as the top free-agent runner last offseason. In Detroit, this may be a sign that Joique Bell (Achilles', knee) isn't close to 100 percent.
Mon, Jun 8, 2015 06:20:00 PM

Free agent RB Ben Tate is working out for the Cowboys Thursday.

Tate's 2014 season was draped in red flags as he was outplayed by Isaiah Crowell/Terrance West in Cleveland, complained about his role and was released. He then bounced to Minnesota and Pittsburgh, continuing to show zero burst. So it's highly unlikely he'd provide Dallas an upgrade on their current underwhelming stable of Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden, Ryan Williams and Lance Dunbar. Still, the Cowboys' desire to at least kick the tires on Tate suggests they're not done tinkering at the running back position.
Thu, May 21, 2015 09:29:00 AM

Ben Tate rushed five times for 19 yards in the Steelers' Wild Card loss to Baltimore.

Tate started and got the Steelers' first four carries, but played behind Josh Harris and Dri Archer for the rest of the game. He dropped a pass late in the fourth quarter that was intercepted by Ravens LB Terrell Suggs. Tate is unlikely to be back with the Steelers next season and could struggle to attract interest on the open market.
Sun, Jan 4, 2015 12:59:00 AM

Steelers signed RB Ben Tate.

It's a strong sign Le'Veon Bell (knee) will miss Saturday's game against the Ravens. Tate showed nothing as a runner this season, averaging 3.11 yards across 119 carries, but will offer a veteran presence behind greenhorns Josh Harris and Dri Archer. He could spend most of his time pass blocking, though he's never been sterling in protection. Tate is unlikely to see more than 5-6 touches in the Wild Card round.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 02:34:00 PM

The Steelers are hosting free agent Ben Tate on Tuesday.

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the team is expected to sign Tate if all goes well during Tuesday's visit. It's an indication the Steelers are worried about Le'Veon Bell's (knee) Week 18 availability. At this stage of the week, we'd guess Bell will not play against the Ravens. Tate opened the season playing well for the Browns, but got progressively worse and ultimately looked slow and plodding on the field. The Browns cut him and Tate's ineffectiveness continued in Minnesota. He has very little to offer the Steelers.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 08:30:00 AM

Vikings waived RB Ben Tate.

Tate made it all of five games in Minnesota, touching the ball in only three of them. Tate closes the book on his Vikings career with 13 carries for 38 scoreless yards (2.92 YPC). For the season, Tate's YPC sits at a dreadful 3.11. Although Tate is only 26, he's looked used up. Tate has a long history of minor injuries. According to ESPN's Field Yates, both the Colts and Cardinals tried to claim Tate in November. It's possible they'll try to do so again ahead of the playoffs, but we wouldn't be surprised if Tate passes through the wire unclaimed.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 05:50:00 PM

Ben Tate didn't touch the football in the Vikings' Week 16 loss to the Dolphins.

He sat the bench behind lead back Matt Asiata and change-up runner Joe Banyard, who finished with seven touches. The Vikings have gotten nothing from Tate since claiming him off the waivers scrap heap over a month ago.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:59:00 PM

Ben Tate managed eight yards on five carries in the Vikings' Week 15 loss to the Lions.

Tate was the Vikings' second back through the rotation on Sunday, behind Matt Asiata and ahead of Joe Banyard. Tate will carry no fantasy value into Week 16 against the Dolphins.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 07:32:00 PM

Coach Mike Zimmer said he'd like to get Ben Tate a few more carries this week.

Tate got just three carries in Sunday's overtime win against the Jets compared to 19 for Matt Asiata. "I think Matt probably had a few too many carries," Zimmer conceded. Tate should get up in the 7-10 touch range this week, but a brutal matchup at Detroit keeps him far off the fantasy radar.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 08:29:00 AM

Ben Tate had three carries for 15 yards in Week 14 against the Jets.

Tate played limited snaps behind Matt Asiata, but got more touches than Joe Banyard. He could push for a bigger role over the final three games. Asiata is averaging just 3.3 yards per carry.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 05:36:00 PM

Ben Tate rushed five times for 15 yards in the Vikings' Week 13 win over the Panthers.

They were Tate's first carries as a Viking. His longest went for nine yards, as he had minimal success. Matt Asiata got the start with Jerick McKinnon (back) out, while Tate was second in line, seeing all of his work in the second half when the game was out of reach. Tate can be left on the waiver wire across fantasy land.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 04:58:00 PM

Ben Tate "will be active and have a role today," per NFL Network's Albert Breer.

Matt Asiata is out with a concussion, so Tate and Joe Banyard will back up Jerick McKinnon. We'd be surprised if Tate handled more than six touches off the bench against Green Bay. He's not a flex option.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 10:53:00 AM

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