Vikings Claim Ben Tate Off Waivers One Day After His Release By Browns

The Minnesota Vikings won’t have Adrian Peterson, who’s suspended for the rest of the season, so they picked up another running back.

The Vikings claimed Ben Tate off waivers Wednesday, just one day after he was released by the Cleveland Browns. Tate signed a two-year, $6.2 million contract with the Browns during the offseason but put together a disappointing season, eventually losing carries to rookies Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West.

Tate, who had two carries for minus-9 yards in Sunday’s loss to the Houston Texans, made it known he wasn’t pleased with his decreased playing time. His complaints culminated with his release.

Matt Asiata and Jerrick McKinnon have divvied up the Vikings’ carries in Peterson’s absence this season. The two missed practice Wednesday, however, because of various injuries, meaning Tate could see plenty of action in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers.

Thumbnail photo via Ron Schwane/USA TODAY Sports Images

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