This off-season's top free agent running back was arguably Ben Tate from the Houston Texans. Tate had been part of a formidable one-two punch with Arian Foster in Houston's backfield and cashed in on that success with a 2 year, $6.2M deal with the Cleveland Browns.
Signed with the intention of being the workhorse back for the Browns, things did not work out that way. After just 10 weeks, the Browns have released Ben Tate in favor of Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West. Reports had been surfacing of Tate's displeasure with his workload and Cleveland's displeasure with Tate's attitude. Those reports now appear true as the two have parted ways.
The Raiders are the not - so - proud owners of the worst record in the NFL currently at 0-10. That means they have the top priority in the waiver wire and can claim Ben Tate without anybody else being able to get him. Considering how terrible the Raiders running game has been this year there is every reason to believe that Oakland will be interested in acquiring Tate.
The question I pose to you readers is should the Raiders put their claim in on Ben Tate? If they want him they can have him, so should they pull the trigger?