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Nov 23, 2014
Rotoworld
Ben Tate will be active and have a role today, per NFL Network's Albert Breer.
Nov 20, 2014
ESPN Fantasy Football
Christopher Harris and Field Yates discuss the impact of Ben Tate signing with the Vikings, talk about how the Cardinals offense will fare against Sea...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Nov 23, 2014

Vikings: Joe Banyard, not Ben Tate, backs up Jerick McKinnon

So much for Ben Tate making an immediate impact. The running back didn't even play Sunday.
Rotoworld Nov 23, 2014

Ben Tate will be active against Packer - Ben Tate (RB) Minnesota Vikings

Ben Tate will be active and have a role today, per NFL Network's Albert Breer.
Plain Dealer Nov 22, 2014

Terry's Talkin' about how the Cleveland Browns approach the roster, the running backs and Josh Gordon -- Terry Pluto (slideshow)

By waiving Ben Tate and playing undrafted K'Waun Williams ahead of Justin Gilbert, the Browns send the message that the best man plays.

Ben Tate preparing to contribute if needed

Vikings running back Ben Tate participated in his second practice in purple on Friday, and head coach Mike Zimmer said he’s catching on quickly to the offense. He’s “He’s got some explosiveness hitting the hole and obviously he’s a big-bodied guy,” Zimmer said. “He’s done a good job with protection so far. So we’ll see how it goes.” The Vikings might have to rely on Tate against the Packers with running back Matt Asiata likely out with a concussion. He’ll only have three days to become acclimated with the playbook, and his teammates, if the Vikings do activate him on...
Plain Dealer Nov 21, 2014
Cleveland Browns ready to go with West-Crowell at running back...for now -- Bud Shaw

Cleveland Browns ready to go with West-Crowell at running back...for now -- Bud Shaw

NFL running backs are appearing and disappearing in teams' offensive game plans at a higher rate than ever. With Ben Tate gone, it's time to shine for Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell -- Bud Shaw.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Nov 20, 2014

Vikings: Ben Tate might play Sunday, but Jerick McKinnon is No. 1

Jerick McKinnon need not worry; the Vikings claim they didn't bring sign Ben Tate to be the starting running back.

Meet Ben Tate, the newest Viking

Running back Ben Tate arrived in Minnesota six hours before addressing the media as the newest member of the Vikings.

Surprised Ben Tate arrives, practices with Vikings

Vikings running back Ben Tate arrived to the Twin Cities on Thursday morning after he was claimed off waivers from the Browns. When asked if he was surprised that the Browns waived him on Tuesday, Tate said, “Yeah. Of course. A little bit.” Tate dealt with a 24 hour period of uncertainty on where he’d land before the Vikings won the rights to Tate on Wednesday. “It was tough,” Tate said on the last two days. “After being claimed, I’ve got a girl and a little boy so it’s definitely tough trying to get situated with that. Just traveling, not much sleep and not much eating. I’m...

Zimmer on Tate: 'He's got good acceleration and he's a bit more of a thumper'

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wasn’t able to spell out his plan for how he’ll use newcomer Ben Tate because, A, NFL coaches are smart enough not to reveal game plans to reporters and B, the running back had just finished his first practice as a Viking. “I don’t know yet,” Zimmer said. “He practiced some today. He got some reps and was in the blitz pickup. He was in everything, so we’ll see how fast he gets. It was a quick day for him.” Zimmer said the reason Tate was claimed off waivers from the Browns on Wednesday is the team’s injury situation at running back, as well as the...

Turner explains decision to bring in Ben Tate

The Vikings claimed former Texans and Browns running back Ben Tate off waivers yesterday, adding him to a backfield that right now is missing its three top running backs from back in Week 1. Adrian Peterson, of course, is suspended for the rest of the season. Matt Asiata is dealing with a concussion, putting his status for Sunday’s game against the Packers in doubt. And Jerick McKinnon, the current starter, has been dealing with a lower back injury that kept him out of practice yesterday. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner explained that the decision to claim Tate, who was waived by the...
ESPN Fantasy Football Nov 20, 2014

Fantasy Underground - Tate's New Home

Christopher Harris and Field Yates discuss the impact of Ben Tate signing with the Vikings, talk about how the Cardinals offense will fare against Sea...
Plain Dealer Nov 19, 2014

Mike Pettine says it 'was time for us to move on' from Ben Tate: Cleveland Browns Insider

Other notes include Terrance West's communication with Tate, injury updates and the AFC's North dominance against the NFC South.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Nov 19, 2014

Vikings claim running back Ben Tate off waivers

The Vikings added depth at running back Wednesday by picking up Ben Tate off waivers from Cleveland.
Big Cat Country Nov 19, 2014

Jaguars pass on Ben Tate

The Jaguars have decided to pass on running back Ben Tate, who was waived by the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday. The Jacksonville Jaguars have passed on making a claim for running back Ben Tate off the waiver, with ESPN's Field Yates reporting that the Minnesota Vikings have signed him. Source: the Vikings have claimed RB Ben Tate. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 19, 2014 Tate was recently waived by the Cleveland Browns after a disappointing start to the season and voicing his dislike for the lack of reps he was getting in contrast with two rookie running backs. It was thought...

Asiata on injury report with concussion; McKinnon also misses practice

Eleven players are on the Vikings’ first injury report of the week. The biggest surprise was running back Matt Asiata, who didn’t participate in practice because of a concussion. He would have to pass the league concussion protocol in order to return. If he doesn’t, the Vikings would lean even more on Ben Tate, the former Browns and Texans running back who was claimed off waivers and awarded to the Vikings today. Tate might even garner a prominent role on Sunday  because running back Jerick McKinnon also didn’t practice because of a lower back issue that has bothered him since last...

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