Tate was promoted to the active roster Monday, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Tate's rookie campaign has gotten off to a bit of a rocky start but things seem to be trending in the right direction for the seventh-round pick following the promotion. It's unlikely he'll work his way into the offensive game plan with Cincinnati this season, but there seems to be an opportunity to earn a mainstay on special teams.
Tate was released by the Bengals on Thursday, Geoff Hobson of the team's official site reports.
Tate was a preseason standout after being selected in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft, but he ultimately has failed to stick to the 53-man roster. The Florida State product will look to earn a depth role elsewhere in the league.
Tate is a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the Colts, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Tate and Cody Core (back) are inactive for Week 1, which will bump Alex Erickson to the No. 5 wide receiver role. It's not a good sign for Tate, who was selected in the seventh round of April's draft, as this may be a consistent role for him.
Tate scored on a highlight reel catch in Thursday's preseason opener against the Bears on a play that left his fellow receivers buzzing, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Tate had another big catch that was negated by penalty, but his 33-yard touchdown reception on a fade route from Jeff Driskel is what drew teammate John Ross's attention: "We all think he's a freak. His catch radius is ridiculous, and he can go get the ball better than anyone I know. We knew it was coming, even the defense. As soon as [No.] 19 went in, we all tilted our heads and looked."
Tate (concussion) returned to practice Monday after suffering a concussion late last week, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Tate will jump back into action in competition for one of the final wide receiver spots on the roster after getting off to a good start in camp. Part of whether the seventh-round pick will make it is if he can participate on special teams.
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