Source: the Vikings have released RB Ben Tate.
ESPN "The Minnesota Vikings claimed running back Ben Tate on waivers Wednesday from the Cleveland Browns, a league source told ESPN.com's Field Yates. Tate had just two carries for minus-9 yards in last weekend's loss after complaining earlier in the week about the number of carries he was getting in..." November 19
Can tell you: someone on Steelers staff called someone on Browns staff this am and asked about Ben Tate's release (per one of the someones)
The Browns released running back Ben Tate this morning.
SB Nation "The Cleveland Browns have been one of the big surprises of the 2014 NFL season, and much of that has had to do with their strong run game. However, no one running back for the Browns has managed to stand out, even though Ben Tate was expected to be the No. 1 back. Tate admitted Tuesday that he'd..." November 12
Cleveland Plain Dealer "After two subpar performances from the Browns' rushing attack, Ben Tate was asked Wednesday if he could recall a similar rough patch during his four seasons with the Texans. The Browns halfback said he couldn't. He stretched his memory back as far as his days in youth football. Still..." October 30
Cleveland Plain Dealer "While speaking to reporters regarding his sprained knee Friday, Ben Tate coyly downgraded himself from probable to questionable. Sunday, the halfback’s status was simply invaluable. Showcasing his skills, patience and knowledge of the offense, Tate returned to the lineup after a two-game..." October 06
#Browns Pettine on RB Ben Tate: "He's on course to play.''
Akron Beacon Journal "Browns running back Ben Tate practiced Tuesday for the first time since he suffered a sprained right knee during the second quarter of the Sept. 7 season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It's a sign Tate will likely be able to play Sunday when the Browns (1-2), who are coming off their..." September 30
NFL.com "Cleveland Browns running backs Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West held down the top two spots on Marc Sessler's "Rookie Watch" this week. As impressive as the dynamic rookie duo has been, though, position coach Wilbert Montgomery expects Ben Tate to assume the starting role once the veteran..." September 25
#browns Pettine said Ben Tate prob won't be back for ravens but not sure about cameron and Mingo. Will know more Wednesday.
#Browns starting RB Ben Tate will likely miss a few weeks with a knee sprain, source says. At this point, no surgery required.
NFL.com "Long months of whispers about Ben Tate becoming a Cleveland Brown are no longer just rumors. The former Houston Texans running back on Saturday signed a two-year deal worth about $7 million, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, citing a source who saw the contract. The Browns later..." March 16
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Free agent running back Ben Tate, formerly of the Texans, is in Cleveland meeting with the Browns Thursday night, a league source told cleveland.com Thursday evening. If all goes as expected, the Browns could soon sign Tate, who's averaged 4.7 yards per carry in his three seasons. The club..." March 14
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ESPN "Texans running back Ben Tate appeared in the locker room on Tuesday for the first time since being placed on injured reserve. Tate's last game with the Texans might have been in Indianapolis during which he aggravated the broken ribs he'd played through for several games. Tate Tate So I..." December 26
Houston Chronicle "In all probability, running back Ben Tate has played his last game with the Texans. Tate is in the last year of his contract, and he was placed on injured reserve Wednesday. He reinjured one of the four ribs he cracked against Kansas City. Tate is expected to sign a lucrative contract with..." December 19
Texans to put Ben Tate on IR, per ESPN's Josina Anderson.
CBS Sports "As the Texans disappointing season draws to a close and as Ben Tate's contract is close to expiring, it'll be interesting to see what kind of interest the running back can draw on the free agent market in the offseason. The fact he's playing with four broken ribs showcases his toughness; the fact..." December 12
Houston Chronicle "Ben Tate rushed seven times for just one yard Sunday during the Texans’ 13-6 home loss to Jacksonville. Despite undrafted rookie Dennis Johnson showing life (13 carries, 74 yards) and Tate still dealing with four cracked ribs, coach Gary Kubiak said the Texans will continue to initially rely on..." November 25
Houston Chronicle "Running back Ben Tate had some tough words for Texans fans. They booed so loudly during the 28-23 loss at Reliant Stadium that the Texans had to go to a silent-count on offense (something usually reserved for road games). “These fans here in Houston are so up and down and so wishy-washy,”..." November 18
Houston Chronicle "Ben Tate said late Sunday he left everything on the field during the Texans’ 27-24 defeat to the Indianapolis Colts. Less than 24 hours later, Tate was feeling the pain of his commitment. The four broken ribs Tate played with left him walking lightly Monday, saying it’s “hard to breathe and..." November 04
Kubiak: Everybody practice. Ben Tate will play Sunday. Arian Foster still a game-time decision. #Texans
Gary Kubiak on Indy conference call said Arian Foster and Ben Tate will be "very limited" at today's practice, likely game-time decisions
Houston Chronicle "With rookie free-agent running back Cierre Wood being placed on waivers today the Texans will be looking for a third running back to play behind Arian Foster and Ben Tate both of whom were injured in Sunday’s 17-16 loss at Kansas City. Foster is out with a hamstring injury. He said he should be..." October 22
RB Ben Tate just told AP he has 4 broken ribs but expects to play after bye. Foster and Tate are injured and they need another RB.
"I don't know if Ben (Tate) got a carry after the fumble. It was not a reflection of that. I have total confidence in Ben" Kubiak. #Texans
Kubiak: It's important that we continue to give Ben Tate his touches. #Texans
Houston Chronicle "The week’s final practice ends under the midday Houston sun and the setting immediately changes. As a roof-less open field is traded for the cool tunnels of Reliant Stadium Texans players stream through in waves. Quarterback Matt Schaub hops off a golf cart and quietly walks into the locker room...." September 15
NFL.com "By virtue of the eyeball test as well as the box score Ben Tate outplayed Arian Foster in the Houston Texans' Week 1 comeback victory over the San Diego Chargers. That performance has earned Tate at least a temporary timeshare but the former second-round draft pick made it clear that he's not..." September 14
Houston Chronicle "Yes Arian Foster is competitive. And yes he wants to carry the ball as much as possible. Especially Monday when the Texans’ star running back returned to his former home city of San Diego for the first time to play as a pro. Foster split rushes with backup Ben Tate during the Texans’ 31-28..." September 12
ESPN "Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak liked what he saw out of backup running back Ben Tate Monday night and wants to keep his carries close to starter Arian Foster's for now. "I wish it would have come out a little more closer to even; I think I said that after the game" Kubiak said of their split..." September 11
Ben Tate ran a lot better than Arian Foster. Tate averaged 6.1 yards a carry to Foster's 3.2. Tate should have waved him off more often.
Houston Chronicle "The Texans’ season-long effort to keep star running back Arian Foster healthy and primed for the playoffs will start in Week 1. Foster has impressed coach Gary Kubiak and teammates since being activated Aug. 21 from the physically unable to perform list. But the Texans plan to alternate..." September 08
Houston Chronicle "Midway through the Texans Friday morning practice running back Ben Tate suffered a groin injury. “My groin tightened up” Tate said. “… I’m not too worried about it.” Tate had been working in Arian Foster’s place as the Texans starter recovers from a strained hamstring. Coach Gary Kubiak said..." August 02
Battle Red Blog "To say that Ben Tate's 2012 season was disappointing would be a gross understatement. He only saw action in 11 games during the regular season, during which he posted a line of 65 carries for 279 yards and 2 TDs. The entirety of his postseason contributions to the Texans was two carries for a..." February 06