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Tate (finger) had 16 carries for just 36 yards in Sunday's 24-6 loss at Jacksonville.
The entire Browns' offense surprisingly struggled in what should have been a favorable matchup, at least in theory. Despite the mediocre performance, Tate still got most of the work, as Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West combined to rush for only 26 yards on 13 carries. Tate could potentially bounce back next week, facing a below-average Raiders' rush defense.
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Tate (finger) is active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
Tate got in another strong week of practice, and as expected, will take the lead role in the Browns' backfield. He'll face a mediocre Jacksonville run defense that has averaged 117.2 yards per game on the ground over their first six contests. The 26-year-old back has recorded games of 22 and 25 carries since returning from a knee injury earlier this year, and should see a similar workload Sunday afternoon.
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Tate had 25 carries for 78 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 31-10 win over the Steelers.
Tate's season-high 25 carries followed up his 22-carry, 124-yard performance in Week 5 against the Titans, as the Browns continue to run him as much as they can when he's healthy. Of course, that's been the issue this season, as Sunday's game was only Tate's third of the year. Backup Isaiah Crowell finished with 11 carries for 77 yards and a touchdown, which came before Tate's two scores, but as long as Tate is healthy, he should continue to get a majority of the carries.
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Tate (finger) is active for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Although Tate practiced fully all week, a minor finger ailment left him with a probable designation on the team's injury report. As expected, it won't limit him from leading the Cleveland backfield against a Steelers defense that has allowed just three touchdowns on the ground this season. Look for Tate to see a high percentage of the carries, with Isaiah Crowell serving in a complementary role. He won't see competition from Terrance West, as he will be a healthy scratch for the afternoon tilt, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
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Tate returned from a knee injury and had 22 carries for 123 yards Sunday against the Titans.
Tate suffered a knee injury in Week 1 against the Steelers and was held out in Weeks 2 and 3 due to the ailment. Following the Week 4 bye, he reclaimed the starting job from rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell, who split time in his absence. West and Crowell combined for 50 rushing yards on 13 carries Sunday, with neither catching a pass out of the backfield. Head coach Mike Pettine has said that the Browns will use a loose-committee approach, but it was pretty clear Sunday that Tate will get the first touches. Up next is a Week 6 matchup against a Steelers defense ranked in the top-half against the run this season after limiting the Jaguars to 56 rushing yards in Week 5.
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Tate (knee) will receive the starting nod Sunday against the Titans, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Tate's designation as active comes as expected, but it's worth noting that he'll draw the start in the Cleveland backfield. He was the starter to begin the season, and provided he makes it through this game unscathed, he should remain the starter moving forward. Rookies Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West may still receive some touches, but it will likely be in a complementary role.
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Tate (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Titans.
Tate was listed as probable for the Sunday afternoon tilt and as expected, will suit up for the road contest. He's currently in line to take over the starting role, which will likely delegate Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell to complementary duties. Tate has just six rushing attempts under his belt on the 2014 season, but has a relatively favorable matchup ahead of him, and will likely shoulder most of the load in Sunday's contest. The Titans have allowed 508 yards on the ground over their first four games, which effectively places them in the bottom third of the league. If Tate is able to emerge from the contest healthy, he should hang on to the starting role moving forward.
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While the Browns are slated to list Tate (knee) as probable for Sunday's game against the Titans, the running back hinted Friday that he considers himself closer to questionable for the contest, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Per Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer Tate suggested that Saturday is "going to be the test to see if (his knee) swells up," so while the running back seems to be trending in the right direction overall, his status should be monitored in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff. In the event that Tate is limited at all on Sunday, Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell would be in line to see added touches out of the Browns' Week 5 backfield.
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Coach Mike Pettine indicated that Tate (knee) will be listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Titans, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Tate was able to practice fully Friday and is thus on track to reclaim his starting running back assignment for the Browns, with Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell slated to serve complementary roles in the team's backfield on Sunday.
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Coach Mike Pettine reiterated Thursday that Tate (knee) is on track to play Sunday against the Titans, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Assuming the running back does suit up Sunday, Pettine noted that Tate will start for the Browns, though the team's potential Week 5 backfield rotation behind him is undetermined at this stage. With that in mind, both Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell will represent speculative plays until there is some clarity on that front.