(NEW YORK) — The Cleveland Browns have themselves a new starting running back.
Cleveland signed former Houston Texans running back Ben Tate to a two-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Tate agreed to a two-year deal worth up to $7 million.
The 25-year-old Tate spent his first three NFL seasons with the Texans. He was regarded as one of the top running backs on the free agent market despite being hampered by injuries over the past two seasons.
Tate rushed for 771 yards and four touchdowns this season for the Texans, who finished an NFL-worst 2-14. He tied a franchise record with three rushing touchdowns during a loss to the New England Patriots in Week 13.
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