Report: Browns RB, Tate could miss 2-4 weeks - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Report: Browns RB, Tate could miss 2-4 weeks

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network has reported that Cleveland Browns running back, Ben Tate will miss "a few weeks".

Tate injured his knee Sunday against Pittsburgh, at this point no surgery is required.

Depending on how it heals, Rapoport gave Tate a two-to-four week timeline on Tate's return. Despite not playing the second half of the game, Ben Tate was the second-leading rusher for the Browns on Sunday with 41 rushing yards on only six carries. 

Rookie running backs, Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell received more carries in Tate's absence. West led the Browns with 100 rushing yards on 16 carries, and Crowell ran for 32 yards on five carries and added two touchdowns.

The Browns lost 30-27 on a last second field goal by Shaun Suisham.

Browns acquired Ben Tate in this past offseason, he signed a two year deal worth up to $7 million.

The Browns welcome the New Orleans Saints this Sunday in the Browns home opener.

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