WR - FA
The Buffalo Bills have re-signed wide receiver/ kick returner Brandon Tate on Monday.
Although Tate is listed as a wide receiver, he is primarily utilized as a return specialist. The eight-year veteran accumulated 1,128 all-purpose yards while appearing in 15 games last season for Buffalo. Expect him to assume a similar role on the Bills for 2017.
With Robert Woods lost to a knee injury, someone had to lead the Bills in receiving yards Sunday, and it was Brandon Tate. The former Cincinnati Bengal caught passes of 34 and 14 yards against his old team on three targets.
The Bills' receiving corps without Woods is a jumbled mess, and none of them can be trusted for fantasy purposes, especially with Sammy Watkins possibly returning soon. Tate can be ignored.
Veteran wide receiver Brandon Tate, who spent the past five seasons with Cincinnati, mostly as a returner, signed with the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday.
Buffalo may be looking for an alternative or complement to Reggie Bush as their primary kickoff and/or punt returner. They also may be looking to upgrade their receiving depth, as Marquise Goodwin, Greg Salas and Walt Powell are the backups behind Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods. Even in leagues where special-teams return touchdowns count for individuals, Tate hasn't run one back to the house since 2011, so he can be ignored.
The Cincinnati Bengals have released WR Brandon Tate on Tuesday.
Tate is a special teams ace who excels in the return game. The seven-year veteran has three career return touchdowns and is a tremendous asset in the field position aspect of the game. Tate will likely catch on with another club who is in need of a boost on special teams.
The Cincinatti Bengals have re-signed WR Brandon Tate to a one-year deal on Friday.
The Bengals had three impending free agent wide receivers heading into the offseason. That number is down to two. On Friday, Cincinnati re-signed Brandon Tate, who is primarily a return specialist to a one-year deal. The Bengals other free agent receivers, Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones are expected to depart once the market opens on March 9.