“He looks fine,” Kubiak said. “He should be able to take his reps that we want him to take. It won’t be many, but I’d like to see him with the first group.”
Kubiak said Dennis Johnson, the undrafted rookie from Arkansas, will play after Tate. Arian Foster remains on the PUP list.
"I think I can bring you an elite running back," he said via Fox 26. "...When I'm healthy I think I'm an elite running back in this league, and I feel like I can show my abilities and my numbers and my play will speak for itself."
Tate, who also confirmed that his career with the
Although their greatest needs are at wide receiver and tight end, the
The possible hiring of former Texans head coach Gary Kubiak by the
The Browns are hot after Tate, according to ESPN. They played most of the season with Willis McGahee as their featured back until disenchantment set in.
Tate boasts a career YPC average of 4.7 and would constitute a huge upgrade for the Browns, who have no featured back at the moment.
"Cleaned out my locker going to miss the guys on this team ... we have a lot of good ppl on this team and everyone was cool from the [t]rainers to the equipment guys," Tate wrote. " ... [B]eing drafted here I learned a lot that I will carry on for the rest of my career thanks Htown for all the support but odds are I won't be back."
Starting seven games, Tate had 771 yards on 181 carries with four touchdowns (three in the same game against the Patriots). He also caught 34 passes for 140 yards.
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