Browns RB Ben Tate (knee) listed as probable for game vs. Titans
Tate, who has missed the past two games with an injury to his right knee, returned to practice this week. He was wearing a brace but reportedly moved well. Tate suffered the injury, a sprain, in the first half of the Browns' season-opening loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
On Friday, Tate described his status as "questionable" and said he should have a better idea about whether he can play in Tennessee after assessing his knee on Saturday, according to The Plain Dealer in Cleveland:
"It felt good, but like I said I'll have to see how it feels tomorrow," Tate said. "Tomorrow is going to be the test to see whether it swells up. I'd say questionable."
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. In part of one game this season, Tate rushed for 41 yards on six carries.
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.