Source: Ben Tate claimed by Vikings off waivers
The Minnesota Vikings were awarded veteran running back Ben Tate off waivers from the Cleveland Browns, according to a league source.
Tate had complained repeatedy about his diminished role and having to split time with rookie running backs Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell. He rushed for minus-9 yards on two carries against the Houston Texans.
Tate was signed to a two-year, $6.2 million contract during the offseason.
He was previously a backup for the Texans behind Arian Foster.
The Vikings needed help at running back with Adrian Peterson out for the season.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun