Browns RB coach: Tension was high between Tate and West last year

Browns running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery revealed Thursday that tensions were high in the backfield last year as Ben Tate battled for playing time with rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell.Tate signed a two-year, $6.2 million contract to become the bell cow in Cleveland, but things quickly unraveled when he was injured in the first game. Once West and Crowell proved capable...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Detroit Lions host RB Ben Tate among others for workout

The Detroit Lions are apparently on the lookout for help at the offensive skill positions, as the Detroit Free Press reports that the team is hosting running backs Ben Tate and Daniel Thomas, as well as wide receivers Robert Meachem and Brad Smith, for workouts on Tuesday.Tate is the biggest name in the bunch, but he struggled through an awful season last year. Ten games into a two...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys are working out Ben Tate and Felix Jones

By Rachel Wold With Darren McFadden currently looking like the team’s top option at running back, the Dallas Cowboys are reaching out to some veterans in order to add to their depth chart. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Cowboys are working out running back Ben Tate, who played for three teams during the 2014 campaign. Additionally, the team is reportedly...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers 2014 Player Exit Meetings – RB Ben Tate

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s not generally a hard concept […] Steelers 2014 Player Exit Meetings – RB Ben Tate is a post from: ...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Free Agents Analysis: RB Ben Tate – Unrestricted

Player: Ben Tate Position: Running Back Experience: 5 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2014 Salary Cap Hit: $0 2014 Season Breakdown: There wasn’t much of a season to break down for Ben Tate, at least when it came to playing in the black and gold for the Steelers. Of course, Pittsburgh only signed Tate in […] Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Free Agents Analysis: RB Ben Tate ...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers vs Ravens Wildcard Game First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half from the final game of the season for the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 30-17 Wildcard loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The Steelers opened up the game with three tight ends and Ben Tate in the backfield. He got the carry on first down, but found […] Steelers vs Ravens Wildcard Game First Half Notes And Observations is a post from...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: 2015 offseason challenges

To the disappointment of Steeler fans, Pittsburgh’s season crashed and burned last Saturday night at Heinz Field in a 30-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Missed opportunities, a porous defense, and an offense that couldn’t finish drives ended the Steelers season. The wild-card loss was a reflection of what had plagued the team all season long, as well as what they must attempt...
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore NFL Playoff Takeaways

Oh Dear10) NBC sounded very unhappy that the weather in this game wasn't terrible 9) It turns out that Ben Tate is just that much of a loser after all8) We've clearly found out who the best Harbaugh coach is now7) The refs clearly forgot who the constantly penalized team is6) Terrell Suggs is downright terrifying5) Any minute now, Justin Forsett is going to wake up and this will...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Don’t Assume Anything With Le’Veon Bell Out Against Baltimore

The news that many of us expected came down earlier today when the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that Le’Veon Bell would not play Saturday night against Baltimore. Bell of course injured his leg against the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday night and has been hobbled all week with his hyper-extended knee. Already I’m seeing many fans point to the fact that Bell only ran for 20...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Offense Is Very Foreign To New RB Ben Tate

With Pittsburgh Steelers starting running back Le’Veon Bell currently nursing a right knee injury that could potentially prevent him from playing Saturday night in the AFC Wild Card game against the Baltimore Ravens, the team decided Tuesday to sign veteran free agent running back Ben Tate as insurance. Tate talked to the local media for […] Steelers Offense Is Very Foreign...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Save Us, Ben Tate!

This is Ben Tate. After a hard-fought season, the Pittsburgh Steelers may enter January depending on him for half of their offense. That is… less than ideal. There are two things I know for sure about running backs: You can find a serviceable one anywhere, and special ones are very hard to find. Le’Veon Bell is a special running back. While many backs can be a product of their...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Tate Signing Merely An Insurance Policy

Despite the fact that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has been reporting getting along better yesterday on that hyperextended knee, to the point of working out exuberantly on an exercise bike, the team has nonetheless taken the precaution of signing a veteran running back to the roster ahead of their opening round playoff tussle […] Ben Tate Signing Merely An Insurance...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers refuse to rule out Le’Veon Bell, sign Ben Tate

getty images The Steelers signed running back Ben Tate on Tuesday ahead of their playoff game this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that Le’Veon Bell did not suffer any structural damage after hyperextending his right knee on Sunday but indicated that the team was not willing to risk his long-term health by playing him. Bell has been working...
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers announce that they have signed another running back

This can’t bode well for Le’Veon Bell’s chances of playing this weekend. According to the official Twitter account of the Pittsburgh Steelers, they have signed free agent running back Ben Tate: We have signed free agent running back Ben Tate. — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 30, 2014 Tate signed a two-year, six-million dollar deal with the Cleveland Browns this...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers sign RB Ben Tate with Le’Veon Bell’s status unclear

The Pittsburgh Steelers have added backfield insurance in advance of their AFC Wild Card clash with the Baltimore Ravens. The Steelers announced Tuesday that they have signed running back Ben Tate. Pittsburgh’s leading rusher, Le’Veon Bell, suffered a hyperextended right knee in the third quarter of Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals, leaving his status unclear for Saturday’s...
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers Sign Ben Tate

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Tuesday that they’ve signed running back Ben Tate to their 53-man roster ahead of Saturday’s upcoming wild card playoff battle. Steelers now have signed running back Ben Tate to the 53-man roster, the team announced today. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 30, 2014   The move doesn’t come as a surprise as second-year star Le’Veon...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Expected To Sign RB Ben Tate

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Steelers are hosting RB Ben Tate for a visit Tuesday, and if everything goes well, Pittsburgh is expected to sign him to a contract. The Vikings placed Tate on waivers last week, despite the fact that they claimed him off of waivers from the Cleveland Browns a little over a month ago. Tate has been unable to carve out any sort of role...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Release Ben Tate

After less than a month with the Minnesota Vikings, running back Ben Tate has reportedly been released on Tuesday. Tate’s time as a member of the Vikings certainly didn’t last very long. It was just four weeks ago that the Minnesota Vikings acquired him from the waivers when the Cleveland Browns released him. Tate has been even more underwhelming since playing with the Vikings...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings release RB Tate with one game remaining

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings had seen enough of running back Ben Tate. With an unsettled running back situation with the unknown status of Adrian Peterson and a season-ending injury to rookie Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota waived Tate on Tuesday before the team's season-finale Sunday at home against the Chicago Bears. The Vikings had claimed Tate, 26, in November from...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings waive Ben Tate

getty images Ben Tate’s tenure with the Vikings is over after just five games and 13 carries. Tate ran for just 38 yards during his short tenure with the Vikings which came after he was waived by the Browns. The 26-year-old Tate has appeared used up this season. Both the Colts and Cardinals attempted to claim Tate earlier this year when he was waived by the Browns. Whether or...
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Waive RB Ben Tate

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Minnesota Vikings have placed RB Ben Tate on waivers Tuesday. This is somewhat surprising news given that the Vikings claimed him off of waivers from the Cleveland Browns a little over a month ago. Although, Tate has been unable to carve out any sort of role in the Vikings’ offense in the past month. Last weekend, Tate didn’t receive a...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Tate active and will play against Packers

Ben Tate will suit up and be active on the Vikigns in today’s game against the NFC North rival Packers. Tate was waived by the Browns earlier this week only to end up with the Vikings. He will now share time with Joe Banyard behind Jerick McKinnon. Matt Asiata is out with a concussion. While this is good news for the future of Tate expecting him to get more than a few carries...
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

RB Tate joins Vikings after rough ride with Browns

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) After a bumpy ending in Cleveland, running back Ben Tate is getting a fresh start in Minnesota. Tate joined the Vikings for practice Thursday, two days after he was waived by the Browns. Tate signed with Cleveland as a free agent before the season, leaving Houston after four years. Tate had only two carries for minus-9 yards against the Texans last week...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts and Cardinals both attempted to claim Ben Tate

getty images Not that it matters all that much but both the Colts and the Cardinals attempted to claim running back Ben Tate once he was placed on waivers this week. Tate was waived by the Browns after being ineffective for much of the year. He was then claimed by the Vikings who found out earlier this week that Adrian Peterson would not be returning to the team this year. Source...
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Colts, Cardinals also Tried to Claim Ben Tate

The Cleveland Browns signed running back Ben Tate to a multi-year deal this summer, but that marriage between the two lasted all of half the season. The Browns cut Tate earlier this week after he lost nine yards on two carries in the team’s loss to Houston. The Vikings quickly claimed him off waivers to help bolster their injury riddled backfield, but they weren’t the only team...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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