Cameron Brate
TE TB (7)
2 days ago

Brate logged 24 snaps and secured all four of his targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 38-35 win over the Colts on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tight end got into the end zone for the first time since Week 6 on a three-yard grab with 38 seconds left in the first half. Brate's four receptions also served as his second-highest tally of the season and snapped a miserable two-game stretch during which he secured one of two targets for five yards in Weeks 12 and 13. Brate and fellow tight end O.J. Howard combined for eight catches overall, an elevated total for the position in Bruce Arians' offense and one that could be more the norm for any games Mike Evans (hamstring) misses the rest of the way.

Cameron Brate
TE TB (7)
1 week ago

Brate brought in his only target for five yards in the Buccaneers' 28-11 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

A week after going without a reception for the third time this season, Brate managed only a slight improvement against the Jaguars. In contrast, position mate O.J. Howard recorded a season-high five receptions, but the use of the tight end position in coach Bruce Arians' offensive scheme continues to feature considerable game-to-game volatility. Brate will look to improve his production versus the Colts in Week 14.

Cameron Brate
TE TB (7)
2 weeks ago

Brate failed to bring in his only target in the Buccaneers' 35-22 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

A week removed from a career-high 10-catch tally versus the Saints, Brate was a complete non-factor against the Falcons. At this stage of the season, trying to figure out how much the Buccaneers' tight ends -- be it Brate or O.J. Howard -- will be involved on any given week is pure guesswork, and neither player is therefore a reliable option heading into a Week 13 matchup versus the Jaguars.

Cameron Brate
TE TB (7)
4 weeks ago

Brate secured 10 of 14 targets for 73 yards in the Buccaneers' 34-17 loss to the Saints on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Brate paced the Buccaneers in receptions, receiving yardage and targets, putting together his best performance of the season after not seeing a target in Week 10 against the Cardinals. The veteran tight end's production has been anything but trustworthy, with the fact he came reasonably close to exceeding his season reception tally of 15 catches Sunday a fitting example of how uninvolved Brate has often been. Brate will look to follow up with another strong effort versus the Falcons in a Week 12 matchup.

Cameron Brate
TE TB (7)
1 month ago

Brate was not targeted during Sunday's 30-27 win over Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Brate has not been targeted in his last two games, during which he has logged 11 and 15 offensive snaps, respectively, his two lowest totals of the season. Brate has not been utilized to the same extent as seasons past under new head coach Bruce Arians and he appears to be trending downward. Next up is a matchup against a Saints squad that held him to an 11-yard catch in Week 5.

Cameron Brate
TE TB (7)
1 month ago

Brate (ribs) wasn't targeted in the Buccaneers' 40-34 overtime loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Brate saw fellow tight ends Tanner Hudson and Antony Auclair rather surprisingly log two targets apiece while he was shut out altogether. There was no report prior to the game Brate would be under any sort of snap limit if he was active, and there were no immediate details available after the game with respect to Brate's lack of involvement. The veteran tight end will look to bounce back in Week 10 against the Cardinals.

Cameron Brate
TE TB (7)
1 month ago

Brate (ribs) is active for Sunday's Week 9 tilt against the Seahawks, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brate was trending upward as the practice week went on, and this confirms his status as the No. 1 option at tight end for Jameis Winston against Seattle with O.J. Howard (hamstring) inactive. With Jordan Leggett (coach's decision) a healthy scratch as well, Brate will be backed up by Antony Auclair and Tanner Hudson for the second straight week, although neither seems to be a serious threat to Brate's snaps.

Cameron Brate
TE TB (7)
1 month ago

Brate (ribs) was a full practice participant Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Seattle, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

After opening the week as a non-participant in practice, Brate upgraded to limited participation Thursday and then full participation Friday. Despite the questionable designation, Brate seems to be on track to play Sunday, while fellow tight end O.J. Howard (hamstring) has been ruled out for another week. Brate caught three passes for 32 yards in last week's 27-23 loss to the Titans, with season highs for both targets (six) and snap share (67 percent). An unexpected absence Sunday would free up playing time for Antony Auclair and Tanner Hudson.

Cameron Brate
TE TB (7)
1 month ago

Brate (ribs) appeared to be a limited participant at Friday's practice, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Brate still appears to be battling his rib injury, he was able to take the field for the second straight day after sitting out Wednesday's session. Brate's status for the Week 9 game in Seattle won't be determined until later Friday. If Brate is able to take the field this weekend, he could earn another start with O.J. Howard (hamstring) trending toward another absence.

Cameron Brate
TE TB (7)
1 month ago

Brate (ribs) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brate came out of the Buccaneers' Week 8 loss to the Titans with the rib injury in tow and was unable to practice in any fashion Wednesday. While Brate stepped up his activity Thursday, he may need to put in a full practice Friday to avoid carrying a questionable designation into Sunday's game against the Seahawks. Brate looks like a better bet to play this week than fellow tight end O.J. Howard (hamstring), who was out last weekend and has yet to resume practicing.