Ben Tate News Archive
Tate had five carries for eight yards in Sunday's loss to Detroit.
Head coach Mike Zimmer said he'd like to get Tate more carries this week. "I think Matt [Asiata] probably had a few too many carries," Zimmer told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "We'd like to get Ben a few more carries this week as well, and so we'll see. Sometimes you just get in the flow of games and things happen."
Tate had three carries for 15 yards in Sunday's overtime win over the Jets.
Tate will likely split backup carries with Joe Banyard on Sunday against the Jets, as Matt Asiata is listed as the starter, according to ESPN.com.
With Jerick McKinnon out for a second consecutive game this week against the Jets due to a back injury, head coach Mike Zimmer said he plans to use the same approach at running back as last week, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Tate had just five carries for 15 yards last week.
Tate had five carries for 15 yards Sunday against the Panthers.
With Jerick McKinnon (back) inactive Sunday versus the Panthers, Tate could earn looks behind starter Matt Asiata (concussion), Ben Goessling of ESPN.com reports.
With Jerick McKinnon (back) doubtful against Carolina on Sunday, the Vikings will likely turn to an unclear combination of Matt Asiata, Joe Banyard and Tate at running back.
Tate was one of only two players, joining backup quarterback Christian Ponder, to be active Sunday against the Packers but not play a single snap, ESPN.com reports.
Tate is active for Sunday's game against the Packers, Albert Breer of NFL Network reports.