Running back Ben Tate has been participating in individual drills during the first two days of minicamp, but when it comes to 11-on-11 drills, Terrance West has been getting reps with the first team.
Last season, Tate battled through four cracked ribs much of the season to rush for 771 yards and four TDs in 14 games, including seven starts.
West has shown power through the first level and quickness when eluding defenders. The Townson product is expected to play a major role for the Browns offensively.
Chris Ogbonnaya has also taken reps with the first team.
We'll see how much first team work West gets once Tate returns, but he's one reason why we're not all that crazy about Tate's upside heading into 2014. Tate should be a decent RB2, but he's going to play for a mediocre offense, he's been injury prone, and he has a talented third round pick breathing down his neck.