Ben Tate working out for 49ers after Reggie Bush injury

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With Reggie Bush suffering a season-ending knee injury yesterday, the 49ers are looking for replacements.

And it appears they’re going to have a veteran running back cattle call.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the 49ers are going to work out veteran Ben Tate tomorrow.

It’s unlikely he’ll be the only one. When the Chiefs lost Jamaal Charles, they brought in Tate, Pierre Thomas and five other guys for workouts, though they ultimately ended up promoting Spencer Ware from the practice squad.

The Steelers are going to be in the running back market as well, so it could thin the herd a bit for the 49ers.

22 responses to “Ben Tate working out for 49ers after Reggie Bush injury

  1. Surprised Montee Ball still doesn’t have a team. Maybe I didn’t watch him play enough in Denver. Was he really that bad? Like Trent Richardson bad?

  2. ctiggs says:
    Nov 2, 2015 12:36 PM
    bring back hayne
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    I heard if he clears waivers, they’ll re-sign and put him back on the 53 man roster. Why they got rid of him when they knew Hyde was hurt is a mystery. But Jed York is the worst owner in sports and a complete turd so it doesn’t surprise me.

  3. Hope Tate lands a gig with one of these teams that need a replacement. Always good to see the Auburn guys keep playing. WAR EAGLE!

  4. I remember being excited when the Vikings signed Ben Tate after Adrian Peterson went down. Thought he looked impressive with the Texans. Not only couldn’t he beat out our back-up or 3rd string RBs, but he had a bad attitude and was cut in no time. I was going to say the 49ers should stay away from that turd but he’d probably fit right in.

  5. How is there not collusion on these teams not signing Ray Rice. All these teams need RB help. If Greg Hardy get signed, this guy should.

  6. Monte Ball wasn’t Maurice Clarett bad… but nondescript and uninspiring.

    I bet you see either Monte or Ray… or both working towards the end of the season with injuries and spots available.

  7. kchristainsen says:
    Nov 2, 2015 1:14 PM

    How is there not collusion on these teams not signing Ray Rice. All these teams need RB help. If Greg Hardy get signed, this guy should.

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    ???

    Greg Hardy is a beast of a player.

    Ray Rice sucks.

    Do you think Hardy is the same caliber player as a RB who last season (15 games) only rushed for a 3.1 YPC?

    That’s the difference.

    Hardy is an NFL player, Rice isn’t.

    Because Hardy is a great player, people like the Cowboys will overlook his transgressions and downplay everything he does like morons.

    Ray Rice doesn’t get that, because you can pick 100 guys off the street that will average 3.1 yards per carry.

  8. Ray Rice? Did you seem him play his last year? He’s done. Nothing left. Throw his baggage in to go with that inconvenient fact, and there’s NFW he ever gets on the field again. None.

  9. They already have a RB – Kaepernick. But seriously folks, why is there cement anywhere on the sideline?

    And furthermore how is it that in 2015 there is not a standard field surface for all NFL venues? Choose grass or turf and make it ubiquitous for each Venue – even the playing field.

    I hope Reggie makes a full recovery, I hate to see anyone go out this way.

  10. The 49ers have been so weird, they probably will sign somebody like Jones-Drew.

    Seeing the Vikings uniform with the post makes me wonder if anybody(49ers, Steelers, Cowboys, Chiefs, etc) will trade a low pick for Jerick McKinnon.

  11. Why a team would bring in Tate now, without looking at Ray Rice, is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.

  12. “6250claimer says:
    Nov 2, 2015 1:49 PM
    Ray Rice? Did you seem him play his last year? He’s done. Nothing left. ”

    He didn’t play last year.

    And the reasons he didn’t have good stats the year before are well-documented for anyone who truly wants to learn them.

    Maybe he’s done now after being out of the game for 1 1/2 years, but making that decision based on 2 year old, out of date uninformed assumptions is a gross mistake.

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