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.
Former Browns and Texans RB Ben Tate visiting Steelers today, per league source. If visit goes well, Steelers expected to sign him.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 30, 2014
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.