Re: 2014 NFL Free Agent Tracker
Ben Tate - RB - Browns
Browns agreed to terms with RB Ben Tate, formerly of the Texans, on a two-year contract.
Tate was the best running back on the market, but the Browns were the only team to make a public run. Extremely injury prone through the first four years of his career, Tate's contract is expected to be incentive-based. Coming from the Texans' zone-blocking scheme, Tate is a fit for fellow ZBS OC Kyle Shanahan, but will have to prove he can stay on the field before anything else. Although Tate has impressive burst, his game lacks wiggle. He's a downhill runner who will need his blocking to click to have the breakout year many have long expected. Despite the question marks, Tate and his career 4.7 YPC have definite RB2 potential in 2014.
Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter Mar 15 - 2:38 PM
It doesn't just seem like I was talking down to people, I was. (Runner 8/4/09).