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Steelers sign running back Ben Tate

The Steelers have signed running back Ben Tateto the 53-man roster, the team announced today.

Tate joins the Steelers after spending the 2011-13 seasons with the Houston Texans and 2014 with the Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings.

Since entering the NFL as a second-round (58th overall) draft choice by Houston in 2010, the Auburn product has totaled 540 carries for 2,363 yards and 14 rushing touchdowns while adding 67 catches for 347 yards in 51 games (15 starts).

To make room on the roster, the Steelers released wide receiver Justin Brown.

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