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Tate (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell thus remain in line to handle the Browns' Week 3 rushing duties, with Tate a candidate to return to action following the team's Week 4 bye.

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Tate (knee) sat out practice Wednesday, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Meanwhile, coach Mike Pettine acknowledged that Tate remains unlikely to suit up this weekend, which sets the stage for Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell to handle the team's Week 3 rushing duties, as they did this past Sunday against the Saints.

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Coach Mike Pettine acknowledged that Tate probably won't be back for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Assuming he sits Sunday, with the Browns on bye in Week 4, Tate could possibly return in time for the team's Week 5 contest against the Titans. Meanwhile, Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell appear on track to handle the team's Week 3 rushing duties.

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While Tate (right knee) didn't rule out playing in Week 3 against the Ravens, he acknowledged that the Browns' Week 4 bye "comes at a good time," the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Assuming Tate sits through the Browns' bye week, he could return in time for the team's Week 5 contest against the Titans. In the meantime, Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell will handle the team's backfield duties.

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Coach Mike Pettine confirmed Wednesday that Tate will miss some time with a knee sprain, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

At the very least, Tate will miss Sunday's game against the Saints, with Pettine adding that Terrance West will start Week 2's contest in place of Tate, with Isaiah Crowell in line to work in a complementary role.

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Tate (knee) is expected to miss 2-to-4 weeks with a sprained knee, NFL.com reports.

Tate went down during the first half of Sunday's Week 1 loss after totaling 41 yards on his first six carries as a Brown. Cleveland's offseason signing did not return to the game due to a knee sprain. For a player that has never completed a full season, durability was a concern surrounding Tate entering this season, but fortunately the running back will not require surgery. Instead, the length of his sideline spell will hinge on how his knee recovers, with a timetable of 2-to-4 weeks currently placed on Tate's return. While he's out, rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell, who both fared very well Sunday, are expected to handle the Browns' backfield duties.

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Coach Mike Pettine indicated Monday that he didn't have an injury update on Tate (knee), Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

The same applies to TE Jordan Cameron, with added hints regarding their Week 2 status bound to arrive no later than Wednesday's practice. Next up for the Browns' carries if Tate is limited or out this weekend are Terrence West (16 carries for 100 yards on Sunday) and Isiah Crowell (who recorded five carries for 32 yards and two TDs).

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Tate (knee) will not return to Sunday's game, NFL.com reports.

Tate went down with a knee injury, which will keep him sidelined for the remainder of Sunday's contest. Amid durability concerns entering this season, Tate has already been bit by the injury bug, although his status beyond Week 1 is still undetermined. Nonetheless, rookies Terrence West and Isiah Crowell will handle carries out of Cleveland's backfield in Tate's absence.

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Tate suffered a knee injury during Sunday's game against the Steelers and is considered questionable to return, Cleveland.com reports.

Tate totaled six carries for 41 yards prior to exiting Sunday's contest. While it's unclear whether he'll be able to return, rookie Terrance West figures to handle touches out of the Browns' backfield for the time being.

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Coach Mike Pettine indicated Sunday that he's comfortable using Tate as a third down back, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Tate is "probably the guy you can trust the most right now," according to Pettine, who also praised the back for his pass-catching ability out of the backfield, an essential skill if he's going to see the field on third down. Tate caught a career-best 34 passes last season with Houston, and it's an area of his game that he continues to refine. Heading into camp, rookie back Terrance West was expected to threaten some of Tate's workload, but after a lackluster preseason, it looks as if the job is unquestionably Tate's. Heading into Week 1, look for Tate to be the Browns' every-down back.