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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:12 pm    Post subject: Who Needs Peterson - Ben Tate Reply with quote

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Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter 2m2 minutes ago
Vikings have claimed former Browns RB Ben Tate, per @FieldYates.


www.twitter.com/AdamSchefter

I don't mind the pick-up, if he could stay healthy he'd be a solid RB, as it is, he's an okay stop-gap.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this move. If we lost Jet, we would be in a bad position right now. ( Knock on wood )
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a feeling we'd pick him. Not awful, I suppose.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are the salary implications? Is the team on the hook for this year or 2015 as well?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Better than Asiata, I suppose. Certainly not a long term answer. Don't expect much of a contribution from him this year. He may just be a camp body for next year.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the Move
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Better running back than Asiata.

Sounds like both Asiata and McKinnon are dealing with injuries, so this move makes sense.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If there was a RB that had been cut that would be okay to pick up, he's it. But he's had an absolutely terrible season, so I don't know how much of a difference he'll make.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Averaged over 4.5 yards per carry in his 3 years in Houston before this year in Cleveland. He is a better back than Asiata is. I like the move and honestly am surprised it took them this long to bring in another back.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how big of a role he gets.. I still haven't dropped him from one of my fantasy football teams Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robbroy45 wrote:
What are the salary implications? Is the team on the hook for this year or 2015 as well?


From ESPN article:

"In claiming Tate, the Vikings owe him $352,941 for 2014 in guaranteed base salary, plus another $46,875 for each game that he is on the 46-man game day roster. His 2015 salary is not guaranteed."
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good move. Tate should be an upgrade over Asiata if he can run like he did in Houston. I still like McKinnon to split carries with Tate, but this should mean less of Asiata.

Asiata can still be the third down RB.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this can be implied that the team expected Peterson to return. I am very glad that they were proactive in bringing in another RB.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PeteyPercyPonde wrote:
Robbroy45 wrote:
What are the salary implications? Is the team on the hook for this year or 2015 as well?


From ESPN article:

"In claiming Tate, the Vikings owe him $352,941 for 2014 in guaranteed base salary, plus another $46,875 for each game that he is on the 46-man game day roster. His 2015 salary is not guaranteed."

His 2015 salary is guaranteed but he's still under contract for 2.2M and a roster bonus of 750k
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is a no-risk move, and we really needed a backup RB. this was a no-brainer signing.
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