Tate was waived in November after losing carries to rookies
"[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
Tate has yet to find a team for this season.
Two veteran free agent running backs will work out for the
Tate has played for Houston, Cleveland, Minnesota and Pittsburgh in his four-year NFL career.
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.
“I don’t know how you could come in in a couple of days and learn a new offense,” Roethlisberger told ESPN.com. “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
The Steelers are 3-point home favorites.
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