Ben Tate

RB / Pittsburgh Steelers / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bye 11,20,21

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    Ben Tate: 49ers workout schedule

    Tate will work out for the 49ers on Tuesday,'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.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

    Ben Tate: Chiefs workout scheduled

    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.

  • by Marty Gitlin |

    Dumping of Ben Tate has Browns calming tensions in backfield

    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.

  • by Shawn Krest |

    Report: Ben Tate, Daniel Thomas to work out for Lions

    Two veteran free agent running backs will work out for the Lions on Tuesday, per a report from 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.

  • by Shawn Krest |

    Report: Ben Tate working out for Cowboys on Thursday

    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.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Steelers running backs do little in relief of Le'Veon Bell Saturday

    Steelers running backs Josh Harris and Ben Tate were able to find little running room in Saturday's 30-17 loss to Baltimore. Harris ran nine times for 25 yards while Tate had five carries for 19 yards. As a team, Pittsburgh managed just 68 yards on 19 carries in relief of star running back Le'Veon Bell, who missed Saturday's game with a knee injury.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Big Ben: Can't expect much from Ben Tate this week

    Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said it's unrealistic to expect a lot from newly-signed running back Ben Tate in Saturday's playoff game against the Ravens. "I don't know how you could come in in a couple of days and learn a new offense," Roethlisberger told "I think if we can put together a specific package, a few runs here, a few passes there, I think he could help us if we need him to." If starter Le'Veon Bell (knee) can't play, rookie running back Josh Harris would start and be spelled by rookie Dri Archer and Tate. Harris, an undrafted free agent out of Wake Forest, rushed five times for 7 yards Week 17 but had a 59-yard run called back on a penalty. The Steelers are 3-point home favorites.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell: 'I feel great'

    After walking down the hallway with no discernible limp, Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell stood by his locker Wednesday and told NFL Network, "I feel great." But when asked if that meant he'd play Saturday against Baltimore, Bell replied: "I'm just going to take it day by day." The Steelers are operating under the assumption Bell won't be available due to his hyperextended knee, though coach Mike Tomlin said the team will "leave the light on" for him. Bell reportedly could barely walk Monday, so he's showing progress. Pittsburgh signed free agent running back Ben Tate on Tuesday, adding him to the backfield mix with Josh Harris and rookie Dri Archer. The Steelers are 3-point home favorites Saturday night.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    With Le'Veon Bell injured, Steelers sign RB Ben Tate

    The Steelers announced they signed free agent running back Ben Tate, and he's expected to be in uniform Saturday night when Pittsburgh hosts Baltimore in the playoffs. The Steelers needed a running back with Le'Veon Bell looking unlikely to play. Bell sustained a hyperextended knee Sunday night against the Bengals. Tate joins Josh Harris and Dri Archer in the backfield after playing eight games for the Browns and Vikings this year. To make room on the roster, Pittsburgh released wideout Justin Brown. The Steelers are 3-point favorites over the Ravens.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Tomlin: RB Bell won't necessarily play if medically cleared

    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said running back Le'Veon Bell rode a stationary bike Tuesday as he tries to recover from the hyperextended knee he suffered Sunday night. Whether Bell plays Saturday night against the Ravens will depend on how he feels and how effective he can be, not on whether he gains medical clearance, Tomlin said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. If Bell, a superior receiver, can't play, the Steelers could play third downs without a running back, Tomlin acknowledged. Pittsburgh will go with Josh Harris and Dri Archer at running back and might sign free agent Ben Tate, who visited Tuesday. The Steelers are favored by 3.

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