Browns Sign Former Texans RB Ben Tate

There’s a new starting running back in the AFC North as of Saturday as the Cleveland Browns have reportedly now come to terms with former Houston Texans running back Ben Tate.

Tate has been stuck behind Arian Foster in Houston ever since he was drafted in the second round in the 2010 NFL Draft by Texans, but has still managed to rush for nearly 2,000 yards and 10 touchdowns over the course of the last three seasons.

The Browns traded away former first-round running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts early last season and in doing so, they were left with Willis McGahee and Chris Ogbonnaya to carry the load.

Now that they have addressed the running back position, the Browns can turn their attention to several other needs they still currently have in the May draft.

  • Derick L Young

    good signing

  • Kevin Gobleck

    I still feel like we’ll have the best RB in the AFC North next year

  • steelster

    The browns are no longer a joke.

  • blackandgoldBullion

    Yup. And these idiot draftniks keep thinking the Browns will draft a RB with their 2nd of their 1st round picks. Imagine if it turns out that they are smart enough to pick up a stud OT or Sammy Watkins with their 1st pick.

    Hoyer should be their QB if they have half a brain. Their D has been good for years, and the new HC is pretty good at couching D. Interesting.

    I’d take that GM job any day. The only problem so far is the idiot owner that doesn’t know his ass from a hole in the ground.

  • Paddy

    That ladies and gentlemen is the kind of wheeling and dealing that will make the Browns a last place team

  • NW86

    …and you could probably have that GM job…for a day.

  • Ike Evans


  • steelster

    how so?

  • SteelersDepot


  • James Kling

    Don’t sleep on this guy. Solid pickup if he’s healthy.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    That is a BIG if, isn’t he injury prone?

  • blackandgoldBullion

    I’ll take it.

  • CW

    Not so sure about this signing. Tate’s good when healthy, but he does seem to have some problems staying on the field.