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Cleveland Browns sign former Houston Texan Ben Tate

By Kyle Johnson,

The Cleveland Browns announced on Saturday that the team has signed former Houston Texans running back Ben Tate.

Terms of the deal haven't been officially revealed yet, but ESPN reports that Adam Schefter was told by a source that it is a two-year deal that could possibly pay out $7 million.

The Browns took to Twitter to announce the deal, writing "Looking good!!" and retweeting a picture of Tate wearing a Browns cap.

CBS Sports reports that the deal might be largely performance-based as he has struggled with injuries. The previous season the running back played through broken ribs.

In the 2013 season Tate ran for 771 yards and four touchdowns, while averaging 4.3 yards a carry. Tate was drafted by the Texans in the 2010 season.

Last week, the RB spoke with Fox 26 Sports and sounded confident ahead of free agency.

"I'm just happy that everyone sees it kind of the way I see it, that I am the top running back in free agency without a doubt."

image: By Lbking (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

 

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