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Brandon Tate | Wide Receiver | #15

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (83) / NE
Contract: view contract details

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Bills re-signed WR/KR Brandon Tate.
A hyped prospect early in his career with New England, Tate never did quite learn how to play wide receiver. Tate has settled in as a special teams dynamo, and last year averaged a career-best 11.6 yards on 26 punt returns. Mon, Mar 20, 2017 03:41:00 PM

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Bills WR Brandon Tate left Sunday's Week 8 game against the Patriots and is being evaluated for a concussion.

He hauled in two-of-three targets for 17 yards and rushed once for 14 yards before exiting early in the third quarter. With Marquise Goodwin (concussion) out and Robert Woods playing through a foot injury, the Bills' receiving corps is paper thin right now.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 03:25:00 PM

Bills signed WR Brandon Tate, formerly of the Bengals.

It only took Tate a few days to resurface after getting cut by the Bengals. The Bills are painfully thin at receiver behind Sammy Watkins but Tate probably won't move the needle much on offense. He should emerge as the Bills' primary return specialist, replacing injury-prone veteran Reggie Bush.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 11:38:00 AM

The Broncos worked out free agent Brandon Tate.

Tate was a surprise cut from the Bengals this week. He would be a candidate for Denver's return job if signed.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 07:44:00 PM

Bengals released WR/KR Brandon Tate.

This is a bit surprising considering how important Tate is on special teams and the fact he worked at times with the first-team offense in the preseason, but the Bengals are clearly trying to get younger at receiver. Tate should be able to find a new home.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 10:23:00 AM

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.
Fri, Mar 4, 2016 12:35:00 PM

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

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