Ben Tate RB CLE 21 Days

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.

Ben Tate RB CLE 21 Days

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.

Ben Tate RB CLE 23 Days

Coach Mike Pettine indicated that Tate (knee) will be limited at practice on Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

The report suggests that the team hopes that Tate is able to progress to full practice participation later this week and in such a scenario, Tate would then be on track to return to the Browns' starting lineup Sunday against the Titans, which would set the stage for Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell to work in complementary roles this weekend.

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Tate (knee) returned to practice Tuesday, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Tate has missed the Browns' past two games due to a sprained knee suffered in Week 1. However, coming off Cleveland's bye week, Tate returned to the practice field Tuesday, which bodes well for his chances of playing against the Titans this Sunday. If that proves to happen, Tate is expected to reclaim his starting running back position, which would result in rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell being relegated to more complimentary roles. While Tate's fantasy owners should feel encouraged about his progress, his status should still be monitored leading up to Sunday's game in Tennessee to ensure he's indeed available to play.

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Tate (knee) did not take part in Thursday's practice, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

The Browns are off this Sunday, so though it would be nice for Tate's fantasy owners to see him on the field, his absence should not be a major concern at this point. Tate's participation, or lack thereof, in next week's practices sessions will likely determine whether or not he is able to return to action in Week 5.

Ben Tate RB CLE 1 Month

Browns running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery said Wednesday that he expects Tate (knee) to return to his starting role once healthy, the Akron Beacon Journal reports. "That's what we brought Tate here for, to be the starter," Montgomery said. "He's the No. 1 running back in this offense. Right now, you can say we miss him. We miss his experience. We miss his leadership with the group. Speaking from that standpoint, we'll be open arms and welcome to have [Tate] back into the fold."

Tate, who sprained his knee in the regular-season opener, rode a stationary bike instead of practicing Wednesday, but it sounds like has a chance to be ready to go following the team's Week 4 bye. Meanwhile, Isiah Crowell took the first reps in individual drills during the media-access portion of practice instead of Terrance West, who has averaged just 3.3 yards per carry in his two starts this season. Crowell has averaged 5.2 yards per carry on 27 attempts with three touchdowns, and it sounds like he'll remain a factor in the ground game even upon Tate's return.

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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.

Ben Tate RB CLE 1 Month

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.

Ben Tate RB CLE 1 Month

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.