Tate has re-signed with the Bengals on a one-year deal, Cincinnati.com reports. Tate is almost exclusively a kick returner, although he did catch a touchdown on one of his mere three targets last season. If the Bengals are unable to replace the likes of Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones this offseason, Tate just might be asked to play more offense, but otherwise, his biggest contributions once again figure to come on special teams.
Tate (illness) is active Sunday against the Bills. Tate missed Wednesday's practice due to illness, but was able to return in full for the rest of the week. With a position group that is at full strength, look for Tate to be primarily used on special teams in the Week 6 contest.
The Bengals have re-signed wide receiver Brandon Tate on Wednesday, per the Cincinnati Enquirer. Tate, who visited the Chiefs on Monday, registered 17 catches for 193 yards and a touchdown for the Bengals in 2014. He also had a combined 571 yards in kick and punt returns.
Free agent wide receiver/kick returner Brandon Tate visited the Chiefs on Monday, according to a report from the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, citing a source. Tate had 17 catches for 193 yards and a touchdown for the Bengals last year. He also had a combined 571 yards in kick and punt returns.
The Bengals wide receivers and tight ends combined for just seven catches and 75 yards in the team's 26-10 Wild Card loss to the Colts, with wide receiver Mohamed Sanu recording three catches for 31 yards. With top wideout A.J. Green inactive Sunday, Sanu was the only Bengals receiver to make a catch in the game, racking up his three receptions on seven targets. Brandon Tate was targeted five times, Cobi Hamilton saw two targets and Greg Little was targeted once, but none of the three managed to record a catch. Tight end Kevin Brock drew the start in place of Jermaine Gresham and caught just one pass for seven years. Rookie tight end Ryan Hewitt caught three of his five targets for 37 yards. Nobody on the Bengals was able to crack 50 receiving yards, with running back Giovani Bernard leading the way with 46 yards on eight receptions.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||@New York Jets||19||22.75|
|6||10/16||@New England Patriots||22||23.78|
|10||11/15||@New York Giants||23||23.88|
|3 Year Avg||10||7||86||1||4||12.29||14|