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Steelers expected to sign RB Ben Tate

In the wake of RB Le'Veon Bell's injury, the Steelers will reportedly dip into free-agency and bring veteran Ben Tate in for a workout. They are expected to sign him today, heading into a playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens.

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ESPN's Adam Shefter is reporting that Pittsburgh is hosting running back Ben Tate for a visit today, and the team is expected to sign the well-traveled rusher barring any changes or red flags.

This move makes sense and comes after numerous reports that Steelers starter and all-around stud Le'Veon Bell was having difficulty walking at Steelers' facilities on Monday, a day after sustaining a hyperextended knee.

Ben Tate has been well-traveled this season, originally signing with Cleveland in the off-season to be the starter, before being picked up by the Vikings after being waived in Cleveland. Tate's tenure in Minnesota was short-lived.

The Steelers had interest in Tate when he was initially waived by the Browns, but Minnesota won out. It seems Pittsburgh never took their eye off of the rusher, who now might have a chance to start in the playoffs during the same season in which he was cut by two teams that find themselves sitting at home.