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  1. Logical landing spots for Ray Rice

    Tom Carpenter

    When Ben Tate was released recently by the Cleveland Browns, I examined some logical landing spots for the running back. Those included the Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos...

    Blog | November 29, 2014
  2. Potential suitors for Ben Tate

    Tom Carpenter

    Finally freed from his backup role behind Arian Foster with the Houston Texans, Ben Tate inked a two-year deal with the Cleveland Browns during the offseason. He expected to be the lead back, but the Browns drafted Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West, w...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  3. Will Ben Tate turn things around?

    Tom Carpenter

    Surely Ben Tate has had Sunday circled on his calendar since the moment he signed with the Cleveland Browns, since he will be facing his former team, the Houston Texans. Of course, when he inked the deal, he expected to be their unquestioned feature ...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  4. Will Ben Tate come through on TNF?

    Tom Carpenter

    As I noted earlier this week, no one really knows how the Cleveland Browns will divvy up carries on Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. Ben Tate started Week 9's game, but Terrance West was leaned on more as the game progressed. Plus, as E...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  5. Terrance West atop Browns' RBBC?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Cleveland Browns have three running backs in Ben Tate, Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell, and the pecking order for touches has been in flux all season. On Sunday, West ended up with 16 snaps, Tate had 14 and Crowell had zero. West racked up 48 ya...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  6. Will Isaiah Crowell unseat Ben Tate?

    Tom Carpenter

    When Ben Tate returned to action four weeks ago and racked up 124 yards on 22 carries (5.6 YPC), it looked like he was going to be the workhorse back the Cleveland Browns envisioned when they signed him during the offseason. Since then, though, his p...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  7. Browns' backfield buzz

    Tom Carpenter

    In Week 6, Cleveland Browns RB Ben Tate rushed for 124 yards. He followed that up with 78 yards and two scores in Week 7. However, he managed only 36 yards and failed to score Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was the unquestioned lead back...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  8. Ben Tate now questionable for Sunday?

    Tom Carpenter

    For the past couple of weeks, all signs have pointed to Ben Tate returning to game action following the Cleveland Browns' Week 4 bye. However, even though coach Mike Pettine said that Tate was a "full go" in Friday's practice, Tate didn't sound 100 p...

    Blog | October 04, 2014
  9. What's RB Crowell's primary weakness?

    Tom Carpenter

    We noted earlier this week that Cleveland Browns RBs coach Wilbert Montgomery said that Ben Tate will start in Week 5, following their Week 4 bye, as he returns from his knee injury. Part of the reasoning Montgomery gave was that Tate's experience...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  10. How will Browns split carries?

    Tom Carpenter

    Those of us who held on to Ben Tate for years in keeper leagues, while he battled injuries as a backup to Arian Foster with the Houston Texans, thought we would get paid off once he scampered off to the Cleveland Browns as an unrestricted free agent ...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  11. How will Tate, West split carries?

    Tom Carpenter

    When the Cleveland Browns signed free agent Ben Tate, it looked like he was finally ready to step out of the shadow of Arian Foster in Houston and make a mark as the undisputed featured running back in Cleveland. However, the Browns drafted Terrance ...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  12. Will Cameron explode sans Gordon?

    Tom Carpenter

    All signs continue to point toward Josh Gordon being suspended for the next year. ESPNCleveland.com's Tony Grossi expects a decision to be rendered by the NFL "any day" now. If Gordon isn't available for the 2014 campaign, then tight end Jordan Ca...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  13. How does Sankey compare to Emmitt?

    Tom Carpenter

    Back when running backs carried more value in the NFL, a player like Washington's Bishop Sankey could have been a first-round pick. Now, with the position devalued in the eyes of most GMs, he likely will slide into Day 2. Still, there is plenty of up...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  14. Best team fits for Chris Johnson

    Tom Carpenter

    What had been rumored for weeks finally became official on Friday, as Chris Johnson was released by the Tennessee Titans. The question now becomes where the 28-year-old running back will land. We've heard buzz in recent weeks that the Arizona Cardina...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  15. Tate's injuries not a concern for Browns?

    Tom Carpenter

    With three seasons of NFL game action under his belt, Ben Tate has limited mileage for a 25-year-old running back, who has averaged 4.7 yards per carry. That's partly because he has worked as a backup to Arian Foster, but also due to a lengthy injury...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  16. Will Browns turn to Grossman now?

    Tom Carpenter

    The backup quarterback market isn't quite as exciting to watch as other positions, but that doesn't mean there isn't some relevance as it unfolds. Michael Vick is scheduled to visit the New York Jets on Friday, and the Houston Texans are expected to ...

    Blog | March 21, 2014