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Kansas City Chiefs bringing in Ben Tate after Jamaal Charles injury

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The Kansas City Chiefs have had a far from ideal start to the 2015 NFL season.

After losing three straight games on the bounce, Andy Reid's side would have been desperate to break that streak against a very beatable Chicago Bears team, especially with the game at Arrowhead Stadium.

But, the Chiefs managed to lose - despite Jay Cutler dropping the snap on the game-winning TD pass - and that wasn't even their worst news of the day. That came when Jamaal Charles went down with a very serious-looking injury, which has caused Kansas City to bring in a new body.


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According to a report from Adam Teicher of, the Missouri-based franchise will be working out veteran running back Ben Tate tomorrow as they deal with the possibility that Charles could miss the rest of the 2015 campaign.

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Tate was last seen with the Cleveland Browns where he was cut after failing to become a bell-cow back in Mike Pettine's offense, eventually losing his job to Isaiah Crowell.

Before that, Tate was a pretty decent back-up at the Houston Texans, where he played second fiddle to Arian Foster, and provided a nice change of pace when the Pro-Bowler got tired or injured.

After he was injured, replaced by rookies and subsequently cut from Cleveland, Tate bounced around a bit, filling in with the Vikings and Pittsburgh last year. He tried out for the Lions and Cowboys this offseason but didn't win himself a deal at either of those franchises.

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