With Tate sidelined, rookies Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West have seen their workloads increase. In last Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Crowell and West combined for 91 yards and two touchdowns.
In March, Tate and the Browns agreed to a two-year deal reportedly worth up to $7 million. Last season Tate recorded 771 yards and four touchdowns in 14 games with the Houston Texans.
Over three-plus seasons since being selected in the second round of the 2010 draft, Tate has totaled 2,033 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on 4.8 yards per carry.
The Browns, who are coming off a bye week, are 1-2 this season with a win over the Saints and losses to the Steelers and Ravens. Cleveland plays at the Titans (1-3) on Sunday.
- Chris Johnson