Report: Chiefs to work out Ben Tate after Jamaal Charles’ injury

Monday October 12th, 2015

Free agent running back Ben Tate will work out with the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday, reports Ian Rapoport of

The Chiefs are in need of a running back after Jamaal Charles left Sunday's 18–17 loss against the Bears after sustaining a non-contact injury to his knee. Charles reportedly has a torn ACL in his right knee, which would rule him out for the rest of the season. 

Tate started his career with the Houston Texans, serving as the backup to Arian Foster. In three seasons with Houston, Tate rushed for 1,992 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Tate, 27, played for the Browns for eight games last season, rushing for 333 yards and four touchdowns. He was waived and claimed by Minnesota, where he rushed or 38 yards on 13 attempts in three games. 

Tate eventually joined the Steelers for the playoffs after Le’Veon Bell’s knee injury. 

The former Auburn running back worked out with the Dallas Cowboys in May.

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