Browns starting running back Ben Tate has returned to practice after missing Cleveland's past two games with a sprained right knee.
Wearing a brace, Tate was on the practice field Tuesday for the first time since Sept. 5 as the Browns returned from their bye week. Tate made hard cuts on his knee and looked quick during the portion of practice open to the media. He was injured in the first half of the Sept. 7 opener in Pittsburgh.
The story said Tate could return to the lineup this week against Tennessee. This news definitely muddies the RB picture in Cleveland. While Tate was out, rookie Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell filled in and performed well. West has rushed for 209 yards and Crowell has scored three touchdowns and is averaging 5.2 yards per carry. The team really pumped up Tate in the offseason, calling him a three-down back. If Tate plays, owners of all three backs may want to take a wait-and-see approach this week and let this all sort out.