Tate signed a two-year, $6.2 million contract with the Browns in the offseason, but he struggled this season to stay healthy or run decisively. He was the third-best runner on the Browns but should find a quick role in Minnesota. Jerick McKinnon (back) and Matt Asiata (concussion) both missed practice Wednesday, raising the possibility that Tate could possibly even start Sunday against Green Bay.
McKinnon has earned a long-term role in Minnesota as a third-down back at worst, but Tate has a good opportunity to revive his career. He's only due $2.2 million next season, so it wouldn't be a surprise if he sticks with the Vikings if he finishes out the season strong.