Tate will work out for the 49ers on Tuesday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. Tate has worked out for the Cowboys, Lions and Chiefs at various times this year, which follows a 2014 season in which he played for the Browns, Vikings and Steelers. Although the veteran has yet to play this season, Reggie Bush's knee injury suffered Sunday opens the door for a running back to sign with the 49ers. However, given Tate's recent unsuccessful workouts, it remains to be seen whether he'll be formally offered San Francisco's potentially vacant roster spot.
Tate has a workout scheduled with the Chiefs on Tuesday, The Kansas City Star reports. Tate's workout comes in wake of Jamaal Charles' torn ACL suffered Sunday, leaving the Chiefs' running back corp in need of help. After spending the first three years of his career with the Texans, Tate played for the Browns, Vikings and Steelers over the course of last season, including the playoffs. While he obviously was unable to stick with any of those organizations, Tate's experience makes him a veteran worth consideration from the Chiefs, explaining Tuesday's workout.
Browns running back coach Wilbert Montgomery has expressed optimism in regard to his backfield after a 2014 season in which friction revolving around free agent addition Ben Tate became toxic. Tate was waived in November after losing carries to rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell. "[Tate] came in early and they paid him [free agent] money to come here so he felt he was 'the guy' and the other guys were in his way," Montgomery told the Northeast Ohio Media Group. "Everybody [now] is out relaxing and playing. "It was bad. They would get into it, you know, in the locker room, just having words, and in the meeting room, and it takes away from what you are doing out on the field. It becomes a distraction. It's a serious thing, it's a hard thing, but then you have to move on like we did and let these young guys grow." The competition should be heated again this year with the addition of third-rounder Duke Johnson, but Montgomery is claiming that in 2015 there are no personality clashes. Tate has yet to find a team for this season.
Two veteran free agent running backs will work out for the Lions on Tuesday, per a report from NFL.com. Ben Tate, who has rushed for 2,325 yards in five years with three teams, will fly to Detroit for a tryout, sources say. The 26-year-old Tate played for Minnesota and Cleveland last year. Daniel Thomas, the 27-year-old running back, will also work out for the Lions. Thomas has played all four years of his career with Miami, rushing for 1,480 yards.
Running back Ben Tate is working out for the Cowboys on Thursday, according to a report by ESPN's Josina Anderson. Tate has played for Houston, Cleveland, Minnesota and Pittsburgh in his four-year NFL career.
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