Vikings waive Tate a month after picking him up

Eden Prarie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings waived running back Ben Tate on Tuesday.

Tate was waived by the Browns in mid-November and quickly picked up by the RB- needy Vikings. He only played three games for Minnesota and gained 38 yards on 13 carries.

The Auburn product signed with the Browns as a free agent in March after spending his first three seasons with Houston. He started six games and rushed for 333 yards with a 3.1-yard average and four touchdowns with the Browns.

Tate, 26, ran for 771 yards with four touchdowns and caught 34 passes for 140 yards in 14 games last season and has accumulated 2,363 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns in 51 NFL games.