Ben Tate’s arrival wasn’t major cause for concern anyway.
The Vikings claimed running back Ben Tate off waivers on Wednesday, but offensive coordinator Norv Turner said Thursday that his arrival was not going to result in a change of their depth chart.
“We’re excited about Jerick and what he’s done and I see him as our running back,” Turner said, via the Pioneer Press. “He’s been limited in practice last week and couldn’t practice [Wednesday]. So you got to protect yourself, obviously with Matt not being able to practice [Wednesday] and in doubt as to whether he’ll play or not.”
Tate is soft and will have no bearing on the Vikings present or future.