Tate is expected to retain a sizable role in Cincinnati's passing attack Sunday against the Jaguars with A.J. Green (ankle) officially ruled out for the contest, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
Over the past four weeks, Tate has enjoyed a regular spot in three-receiver formations and has taken advantage of the opportunity, racking up 18 receptions for 255 yards and a touchdown on 33 targets during that stretch. He's garnered 17 of those targets over the past two weeks following John Ross's (shoulder) move to injured reserve, and Green's absence for at least one more game should keep Tate entrenched as one of Andy Dalton's go-to options. A matchup against the Jacksonville defense wouldn't seem overly appealing on the surface, but Tate should be aided by the Jaguars dealing away shutdown cornerback Jalen Ramsey earlier this week.
Tate hauled in five of a game-high 12 targets for 91 receiving yards during Sunday's 23-17 loss to Baltimore.
Not only did the second-year wideout garner five more targets than any other Bengal on Sunday, he was also leaned on in key situations throughout the afternoon. Tate attracted five third-down targets (converting three times) as well as two red-zone looks, but the Cincinnati offense was unable to manufacture a passing touchdown for the second time in its past three outings. In Week 7 he will face a Jaguars defense that is allowing less than 1.5 passing touchdowns per game this season and remains hopeful of Jalen Ramsey's (back) return from injury.
Tate hauled in three of six targets for 26 receiving yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 26-23 loss to the Cardinals.
The second-year man out of Florida State has been heavily involved in the Bengals' passing attack over the past three weeks as A.J. Green continues his recovery from an ankle injury, and John Ross (shoulder) begins his stint on injured reserve as of Wednesday. Tate was targeted twice and registered only one catch for six yards in his season debut against San Francisco in Week 2, but he has garnered 22 targets over Cincinnati's past three games, logging 13 catches for 164 yards with those opportunities. Upcoming next for him and the Bengals' receiving corps is a matchup against a Ravens defense that allowed just eight combined receptions and 79 yards to Pittsburgh's No. 2 and 3 wideouts James Washington and Diontae Johnson in Week 5.
Tate is facing increased opportunities for targets with John Ross (shoulder) on IR, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
Tate has already led the Bengals in receiving yards for two consecutive contests, and he'll now benefit from the absence of John Ross, who averaged eight targets per game. The big-bodied wideout makes for an appealing red zone target for Andy Dalton, and he's facing a prime matchup against Arizona's struggling defense Week 5. The stars appear to be aligning for the second-year pro to attain notable fantasy value, though Tyler Boyd will likely remain Dalton's first read until A.J. Green (ankle) returns to the lineup.
Tate caught four of six targets for 50 yards in Monday night's 27-3 loss to the Steelers.
Tate led the Bengals in receiving yards for a second straight week, matching the team high in targets this time around as well. His performance was headlined by a 23-yard reception, which marked Cincinnati's longest gain in an otherwise awful offensive display. With A.J. Green (ankle) still sidelined, and John Ross (shoulder) getting nicked up Monday, Tate could be in a good position to maintain his production going forward. He also sports a favorable matchup against the winless Cardinals in Week 5.
Tate caught six of 10 targets for a team-high 88 yards and lost a fumble in Sunday's 21-17 loss to Buffalo.
Tate was heavily involved in this one while fellow wideout John Ross barely made an impact after topping 100 yards in each of the first two weeks. With Tyler Boyd getting the majority of quarterback Andy Dalton's attention and A.J. Green (ankle) due for heavy volume whenever he returns from his injury, Tate and Ross will likely struggle to establish week-to-week consistency, although both remain capable of offensive outbursts.
Tate had one catch for six yards in Sunday's loss to the Niners. He was targeted twice in the game.
The encouraging aspect of Tate's catch was that it was on a bubble screen in the red zone, and that he was on the field for other snaps in scoring position. Those snaps likely will dry up once A.J. Green (ankle) returns, but his unique skill set makes him a potential touchdown vulture for the next few weeks.
Tate (knee) was listed as a full participant for Wednesday's practice, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
Tate was unable to make his 2019 debut in Week 1 while nursing the knee injury, but as evidenced by this news, is on track to return for Sunday's game against the 49ers. Even though he's healthy, the Florida State product is buried at the bottom of the Bengals' depth chart, so his return likely won't impact the offense too much.
Tate (knee) is inactive for Sunday's Week 1 tilt against the Seahawks, Marisa Contipelli of the team's official site reports.
Tate was trending toward an absence after being saddled with a doubtful designation, and it's now confirmed the second-year wideout will sit out Week 1. When healthy, Tate projects to slot in at the bottom of the Bengals' depth chart, so his absence won't have any impact on the Cincinnati offense.
Tate (knee) is doubtful for Sunday's season opener against the Seahawks, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
Tate has been managing a knee injury for just over two weeks. A timetable for his recovery remains undisclosed. Fellow depth receiver Pharoh Cooper could see increased usage as long as Tate remains sidelined.
Tate (knee) was a full go at Thursday's practice, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
Tate had been dealing with a knee injury earlier in the preseason and was a limited participant Wednesday, but he looks set to suit up for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, barring a setback. He will be a depth option in the wide receiver corps and help out on special teams.
Tate's knee injury is not considered overly serious, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
Tate was forced to exit Thursday's preseason loss to the Giants due to a knee injury. The second-year wideout underwent an MRI at halftime which revealed no structural damage, and he does not appear in line to miss significant time. Tate is competing for a depth role with the Bengals.
Tate was ruled out for the remainder of Thursday's game against the Colts due to a left knee injury, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
The severity of Tate's injury is unclear at this time, though he's likely headed for further testing.
Tate caught a five-yard touchdown pass on a played designed to take advantage of his height and hands in Thursday's preseason win over Washington, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.
The Bengals are finding it difficult to cut down to seven or possibly even six receivers for the start of the season. A.J. Green's injury will likely encourage the team to keep seven, but that's not a guarantee. Green, Tyler Boyd, John Ross and Alex Erickson are pretty safe, and Cody Core has a pretty good hold on a roster slot too. That means that Tate is competing with Josh Malone, Stanley Morgan Jr. and Damion Willis for one or two spots.
Tate has impressed the coaching staff during the Bengals' mandatory minicamp, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
Tate made just four catches for 35 yards in seven regular-season appearances during a rookie season in which he reportedly struggled to learn the playbook. However, it seems as though Tate is picking up new coach Zac Taylor's offense much quicker than he did Marvin Lewis' final year. It will be interesting to see if Tate continues to draw praise when the pads come on -- not to mention when A.J. Green (toe) and John Ross (undisclosed) return to team drills -- but it at least seems as though he's in a better spot to contribute than he was at this time a year ago.
Tate had one catch for 15 yards on three targets in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.
Tate was out of favor with the Bengals' coaching staff for most of the season, but due to injuries decimating their receiving corps he was active for seven of the last eight games. The seventh-rounder finished his rookie season with four catches for 35 yards on 12 targets.
Tate will likely be active for the remainder of the Bengals' games this season, Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com reports.
Following the Bengals' loss to Denver on Sunday, the team placed star wide reciever A.J. Green (toe) on injured reserve. The rookie Tate was inactive Sunday but saw seven targets in Week 12 against the Browns when he was active. With Green out for the season, Tate could assume a bigger role in the Bengals' offense.
Tate caught two passes on seven targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 35-20 loss to the Browns.
The rookie wideout had the best game of his three-game career Sunday, setting career highs in both targets and receptions. With A.J. Green (toe) sidelined, quarterbacks Andy Dalton (thumb) and Jeff Driskel threw Tate's way repeatedly throughout the contest. Tate's catch rate will need to improve if he expects to put up better numbers, but perhaps Tate and Driskel will develop a stronger rapport after a full week of practice.
Tate recorded his first NFL catch Sunday against the Ravens, good for five yards. It was his only snap of the game.
Oddly, Tate was on the field for the Bengals' final fourth-down play, but then came off after a Ravens timeout. That pass instead went to Cody Core, who dropped it.
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.
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