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Old 03-13-2012   #1
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It's been just over six hours since the start of the new NFL year and free agency, and the Cleveland Browns seem to be a non-destination for all the top names available.

However, reports surfaced that the Browns are engaged in talks with the Houston Texans about running back Ben Tate.
I'm not buying this rumor, but thought it was worth posting


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I think in Today's NFL you got to have two good running backs. Barring scoring something high as a second rounder, I don't think the Texans bite.
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Default Re: Cleveland Browns Rumors: Talks for Houston Texans RB Ben Tate Surface

With Tate's contract coming up in 2 years and Arian guaranteed a good amount for the first 3 years of his contract I would entertain offers and see what they're willing to give. If its for the #22 pick then I jump all over that. The ideal time to trade him would be after next year when he only has 1 year left, but his value may never be higher. The likelihood that we'll be able to keep him after his rookie contract expires isn't very high. We have to get what we can while we can.

The problem is finding a replacement for him. If we lose some of our Lineman then obviously we'll have to fill some of those spots through the draft. But there are some backs in the draft that I love namely Isaiah Pead from Cinci. We can't just keep losing good players for nothing though.
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The Texans are looking thin on the O-line. If the Browns offered their 2nd 1st round pick, I think the Texans would have to consider the deal.
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Couldn't resist. I left this comment for the writer:

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Nice way to twist a story Mr. Wolf. You use the phrase "are engaged with the Houston Texans", when the story you linked to merely says "I have heard some rumblings recently that the Browns may explore a trade with Houston". "May Explore" is entirely different than "are engaged", but you know this for sure. That makes you a complete hack, and totally unreliable, in my book.
And "details of the trade were not available at the time of publishing this article"? Of course details are not available. How the F can details be available for a trade that does not exist, as evidenced by the link YOU provided.

LOL Hack.
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The Texans are looking thin on the O-line. If the Browns offered their 2nd 1st round pick, I think the Texans would have to consider the deal.

I think that'd be a no brainer, too bad i think they're even too smart to make that offer.
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The Texans are looking thin on the O-line. If the Browns offered their 2nd 1st round pick, I think the Texans would have to consider the deal.
Absolutely. They have to take the phone call and listen to the offer.
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Default Re: Cleveland Browns Rumors: Talks for Houston Texans RB Ben Tate Surface

I think this trade goes through. Hillis signed with KC today.

Also, Tate was drafted to be the #1 at a time when nobody knew that Foster would emerge as a freaking H.O.F. potential runningback. We now have two #1 worthy backs, a #3 who's good enough to be a #2, and some newly created needs to be filled in the draft. This trade is happening.
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Default Re: Cleveland Browns Rumors: Talks for Houston Texans RB Ben Tate Surface

I wouldn't even consider it. We have the best 1-2 punch in the game, why mess that up? Injuries happen on a dime & we're lucky enough to have a back up that can step right in if needed. Thanks, but no thanks....
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I wouldn't even consider it. We have the best 1-2 punch in the game, why mess that up? Injuries happen on a dime & we're lucky enough to have a back up that can step right in if needed. Thanks, but no thanks....
I'd totally consider it. Not because I don't think that Ben Tate is a total stud and a 1st string back, but because he'll probably be gone when his contract is up any way. He is to good for the Texans to be able to pay him and Foster when that time comes most likely. So, I'd at least hear what the Browns had to offer if this article has any merit to it. Tate will most likely be gone when his rookie deal is up to become a starter somewhere. Deal him while you can if the offer is right. It probably isn't though. I agree that in this day and age in the league you need two capable backs and this is an awsome 1-2 punch. But if he has only one more season, than I'd see how just how strong another team's interest might be if they are actually acquiring.
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I think in Today's NFL you got to have two good running backs.
You can get them late in the draft though (we've got a pretty great example of that on our team). I'd love to retain Tate, but it must come at the right price.
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I'm not buying this rumor, but thought it was worth posting


http://www.nationalfootballauthority...talks-for.html
Seems like the link I posted above was a reference to a very small tid bit in this story:

http://espncleveland.com/common/more...49&post_id=675
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Default Re: Cleveland Browns Rumors: Talks for Houston Texans RB Ben Tate Surface

For clarity, the original blog used the words "I have heard some rumblings recently that the Browns may explore a trade with Houston for backup running back Ben Tate.

The next "writer" decided to embellish on that, twisting the phrase "may explore" into this:
"However, reports surfaced that the Browns are engaged in talks with the Houston Texans about running back Ben Tate."
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Interesting for sure. If the offer is right i'd be up for it. With the situation it looks like we're in we could use some draft picks.


Unless your name is Foster, you're replaceable in this system although i really do like Tate.
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Seems like the link I posted above was a reference to a very small tid bit in this story:

http://espncleveland.com/common/more...49&post_id=675
Seems like the rumblings were proved to be only that as "league source" said he heard nothing.

-I have heard some rumblings recently that the Browns may explore a trade with Houston for backup running back Ben Tate. When asked about that possibility, a league source said, "I haven't heard anything along those lines but let's put it this way it wouldn't surprise me."

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