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Brandon Tate | Wide Receiver | #19

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (83) / NE
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Bengals re-signed WR/KR Brandon Tate to a one-year contract.
With the Bengals' receiving corps staying healthy in 2015, Tate played just nine offensive snaps. But with Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu free agents, the Bengals are bringing Tate back as insurance. He's no lock to make the team. Mar 4 - 12:35 PM

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Bengals re-signed KR/WR Brandon Tate.

Tate was extremely ineffective both on kick and punt returns last season and doesn't bring a whole lot to the table as a receiver. The Bengals are fully expected to address both areas in the draft. Tate isn't a roster lock.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 02:11:00 PM

Free agent KR/WR Brandon Tate visited the Chiefs on Monday.

Tate, 27, is merely a situational deep threat who would compete for a roster on any team. In Kansas City, he wouldn't be an option on returns with De'Anthony Thomas and Knile Davis showing well as the Chiefs' return men last season.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 04:46:00 PM

Paul Dehner of the Cincinnati Enquirer doesn't expect the Bengals to re-sign free agent Brandon Tate.

Tate caught just 17 passes in 2014 and has mostly been a liability throughout his four-year tenure in Cincinnati. Though Tate has value on special teams, Adam Jones is an equally effective return man. We can't imagine Tate generating much interest on the open market.
Sun, Feb 22, 2015 08:50:00 AM

Brandon Tate was held without a catch on five targets in Cincinnati's Wild Card loss to the Colts.

With A.J. Green (concussion) sidelined, Tate ran as the Bengals' No. 3 receiver. Tate has found a home in Cincinnati — appearing in all 16 games each of the past three seasons — but is primarily a special teamer. Now 27, he's headed to the open market.
Sun, Jan 4, 2015 05:43:00 PM

Brandon Tate caught one pass for seven yards in Sunday's Week 7 loss to the Colts.

The one time Tate got in front of Vontae Davis on a slant, Davis got back into the play late and ripped the ball out for an incompletion. Even if A.J. Green (toe) misses another week, Tate won't be a fantasy option.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 05:20:00 PM

Brandon Tate caught four passes for 38 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' Week 6 tie with the Panthers.

Tate got the start opposite Mohamed Sanu in place of A.J. Green (toe). He drew five targets on the day as the fourth option in the passing game. Tate turned a quick pass to the left into a five-yard score in the first quarter. He's not worth owning in and formats, even with Green likely to miss another game or two.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 05:55:00 PM

Brandon Tate caught 1-of-3 targets for 50 yards in Cincinnati's Week 2 win over the Falcons.

Tate's catch came on a trick play, with Mohamed Sanu tossing a deep bomb. Tate could be in a for a little more run if A.J. Green (toe/foot) misses time, but he remains miles from fantasy relevance.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 06:24:00 PM

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Bengals KR/WR Brandon Tate's "job appears in jeopardy more than ever."

Tate is a strict return man, but a good one. He played just 71 offensive snaps last season. The Bengals are deep at wideout and may have to cut ties with Tate in order to roster all of them. Pacman Jones could handle punt returns, while Danieal Manning is a candidate on kick returns should Tate not make the final 53.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 10:27:00 AM

Bengals re-signed WR/KR Brandon Tate.

Tate, a 26-year-old former third-round pick of the Patriots, never panned out as a receiver but has forged a solid NFL career on special teams. He averaged 26.1 yards on kickoff returns in 2013, and 9.3 yards on punts. Tate will not push for playing time on offense, but was worth retaining on the cheap.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 10:52:00 AM

Bengals re-signed WR/KR Brandon Tate to a one-year deal.

According to Pro Football Focus, Tate saw 278 offensive snaps in 2012, catching 13-of-24 targets for 211 yards and one score. He also averaged 24.8 yards per kick return and 8.9 yards per punt return. Tate started three games as an injury fill-in, but was unimpressive in that role. He's well off the fantasy radar.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 12:37:00 PM

The Cincinnati Enquirer does not expect free agent WR/KR Brandon Tate to re-sign with the Bengals.

If the Bengals bring back free agent Adam "Pacman" Jones, they can easily fill the return specialist spot with him and a draft pick. Tate managed just 8.9 yards per punt return and 24.8 yards per kick return last season anyway.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 10:19:00 AM

Brandon Tate got the start at split end for the Bengals in Week 9, but came away with one catch for 17 yards.

He saw six targets, but remains an inefficient, unnatural NFL receiver. Mohamed Sanu, the little-used rookie, would be a better option outside at this point. Sanu finished Sunday's game with two catches for 29 yards on three targets. Avoid Bengals wide receivers aside from A.J. Green moving forward. Andrew Hawkins has potential, but simply doesn't play a big enough role.
Sun, Nov 4, 2012 11:32:00 PM

Brandon Tate was held to one reception for three yards in the Bengals' Week 7 loss to Pittsburgh.

Tate got the start in place of Armon Binns (ankle). As usual, Tate's biggest impact came in the return game, where he brought back three kickoffs for an average of 36 yards. A hot fantasy waiver-wire pickup several years back with New England, Tate has never developed into a capable NFL wide receiver.
Mon, Oct 22, 2012 12:30:00 AM

Brandon Tate caught two passes for 19 yards versus the Packers in the third preseason game.

There's still no separation between Tate and Armon Binns, each of whom were targeted three times. Binns answered Tate's impressive sideline grab with a diving catch just shy of the goal line. Neither receiver has proven worthy of a late-round flier in 12-team leagues. Rookie Marvin Jones continues to flash big-play ability with the second string, accounting for the Bengals' lone touchdown Thursday night.
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 11:01:00 PM

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