Tate rattled off 19 yards on his first carry of the game that, unfortunately, came on third-and-21. He averaged less than four yards per carry over the rest of the first half as the Browns offense had trouble moving the ball, no matter who was under center. Tate lost just one carry to rookie Terrence West in the first half.
Tate worked the first two drives with the first-team offense. He ripped an 8-yard run on his first touch of the night. On his first touch of the second drive, he broke for a 6-yard run and fumbled before quickly recovering the loose ball. He had six carries for 26 yards, averaging 4.2 yards per clip in his first game with his new team.
"I will welcome help because I don’t want to run myself into the ground," Tate said, per the team's official website. "Of course, you want to be a guy who gets in a rhythm. But I will welcome help."
The two are vying for the starting job. While Tate said he has no doubt he's the team's best option, the paper noted "people watching training camp on Sunday may not feel the same."
Even if Tate holds off the rookie, West is in line for substantial work.
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