The Cleveland Browns continue trying convince running-back Ben Tate Cleveland is the place to play.
Tate has been in Cleveland for days now, and he proves to be the teams toughest opponent in free agency thus far.
The Browns have tried to get Tate to sign on the dotted line for days.
They have met with him since Thursday, and haven’t announced a deal yet. Tate would be a solid addition to the Cleveland Browns.
The team had a none existent running game in 2013.
The Browns need to bring in a guy that can hit the holes hard, and Tate could be that guy. One sticking point could be the Browns offensive line.
Losing one of their starters in free agency and waiting to see if Mack gets another offer from another team, the Browns won’t match could have Tate concerned about the Browns run blocking this season.
A running back is only as good as the offensive line.
Tate may have serious concerns about the Browns o-line. Plus, teams don’t value the running back the way they used to. One NFL general manager made the statement this off-season, “running backs need their own union.”
Tate could be looking for a long-term deal with millions of dollars guaranteed. Coming to Cleveland would be a huge help for the Browns, but Tate my want certain things the Browns aren’t willing to give.
Tate averaged 4.7 yards per carry in the NFL, that is something the Cleveland Browns haven’t seen from one of their running backs in a long time. Maybe today the team will get a deal done.
They have to be close, otherwise Tate wouldn’t be hanging around.
Filed under: Cleveland Browns