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SEP 2, 5:44a ET | John Halpin
Rotowire: Jun 8 / 3:13p ET
News: Tate is scheduled for a workout with the Lions on Tuesday, ESPN reports.
Impact: Tate spent last season with the Browns, Vikings, and Steelers, before ultimately landing back in the free-agent pool. With fewer suitors this time around, he has yet to catch on with a team this offseason but will hope his workout in Detroit results in a contract offer. Should that transpire, Tate would figure to compete for a roster spot behind Joique Bell, Theo Riddick and rookie Ameer Abdullah in the Lions' backfield.
Rotowire: May 21 / 8:04a ET
News: Tate is slated to work out for the Cowboys on Thursday, ESPN.com's Todd Archer reports.
Impact: Tate's 2014 campaign was largely forgettable, as he opened the season with a frustrating eight-game stint with Cleveland, before seeing work in three games with the Vikings and then the Steelers (in the playoffs) as well. In the wake of the departure of DeMarco Murray, the Cowboys curiously declined to select a running back in 2015 NFL draft, leaving the team with a backfield headed by Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden, Lance Dunbar and Ryan Williams. Whereas Tate was a highly sought-after free agent last year, at this stage, it looks as though he's simply hoping to catch on somewhere as a depth option, with an eye toward re-establishing his on-field value.