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 NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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