Tate was waived by the Browns after being ineffective for much of the year. He was then claimed by the Vikings who found out earlier this week that Adrian Peterson would not be returning to the team this year.
Source: 2 other teams besides the Vikings tried to claim RB Ben Tate — the Colts & Cardinals. Minnesota, with worst record, was awarded Tate
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 20, 2014
The Vikings ended up being awarded Tate since they had the worst record of the three teams.
For now the Colts will remain stuck with Trent Richardson and Dan Herron in their backfield. The Cardinals have struggled to run the ball with Andre Ellington.
In eight games this season Tate has run 106 times for 333 yards (3.1 yards per carry) with four touchdowns.