Ben Tate is now a Cleveland Brown. But I'm not sure if this hurts or helps him. In Houston he had a great system and knew how to run with it. In Cleveland he has to deal with... well... Cleveland. Not to bash the fans, who are some of the most die-hard, but that entire team struggles. Tate has a chance to prove himself just don't bit on him early.
Ben Tate when healthy has RB1 skills but as has become the case with other talented yet oft injured running backs he gets knocked down a couple of tiers until he can prove he can handle 250 plus touches; he also has ideal schematic fit Terrance West and fellow rookie Isaiah Crowell to contend with for snaps and may see himself Arian FosterÂ’d once again.
The worst kept secret in free agency was Tate ending up in Cleveland. Tate tallied only 771 yards and four touchdowns last year, but the Browns are in desperate need of a starting running back. He is a monster upgrade over the backs they started there last year. Keep an eye on third-round pick, RB Terrance West. He could eat in to Tate's carries.