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I don't mean to always beat up on Brandon Tate, but the fact that he's still on the team is amazing to me.
Despite his standout performance against Dallas—which included a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown—there's really no place on the roster for Tate. The Bengals already have a solid receiving corps, stacked up with starters A.J. Green and Mohamed Sanu and followed up by Marvin Jones, Cobi Hamilton, Andrew Hawkins, Ryan Whalen and potential sleeper Dane Sanzenbacher.
Additionally, Tate's career as a receiver hasn't really panned out in Cincinnati, nor did it pan out in New England. He's been a special teams specialist for years, but with Giovani Bernard, Adam Jones and Dane Sanzenbacher on the roster, he's not needed as much there either. I found myself holding my breath every single time he took a return out of the end zone.
At this point, I don't see Tate as much more than dead weight.