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Thursday, September 13, 2012, 2:06pm

Joe Reedy, Twitter - [Full Article]

In a Bengals WR depth chart change, Armon Binns now listed as the starter ahead of Brandon Tate.

Fantasy Impact:

The true WR2 in Cincinnati is slot receiver Andrew Hawkins, who saw 9 targets in Week 1. He will vie with Jermaine Gresham for targets after A.J. Green.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 11:24am - [Full Article]

An update on the Bengals depth chart:

At the receiver spot opposite A.J. Green, Brandon Tate is listed as the starter over Armon Binns. Tate missed part of last week’s practices with a hamstring injury, but did play in Sunday’s mock game and had a touchdown to complete the Black team’s two-minute drill. When healthy, the fourth-year receiver has taken the early snaps with the first unit in 11-on-11 drills.

Fantasy Impact:

We're expecting TE Jermaine Gresham to be the de facto WR2 in Cincinnati this year.

Monday, August 6, 2012, 11:50am

Joe Reedy on Twitter - [Full Article]

Bengals first depth chart is out. Brandon Tate listed as starter at the other WR spot aside of AJ Green.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 9:49pm - [Full Article]

Bengals special teams coach Darrin Simmons, who got a club-record year out of wide receiver Brandon Tate returning punts last year, says both return jobs are open.

Tate, who did both last season, is going to have a more extended role on offense.

Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden says he's expecting Brandon Tate and Armon Binns to share a lot of snaps at the No. 2 receiver and doesn't initially see one beating out the other.

Fantasy Impact:

The Bengals are looking for a WR2 option to go with stud A.J. Green.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 11:17am

National Football Authority - [Full Article]

If the Bengals' aerial attack is going to see significant improvement this season, someone is going to have to step up and into the No. 2 spot opposite A.J. Green.

The two most likely candidates to fill the role appear to be fourth-year wideout Brandon Tate—who was used exclusively in the return game last season—and rookie third-round pick Mohamed Sanu.

Sanu, a 6'2", 211-pound gifted route-runner appears perfectly suited for the role, but it appears that Tate has been impressive enough during the offseason to earn the early inside track.

Fantasy Impact:

Whoever wins the WR2 job in Cincy will likely only have borderline fantasy value. We believe that TE Jermaine Gresham will become Dalton's second-favorite target and will see an increase in his targets in 2012.

Friday, June 29, 2012, 12:49pm

The Sporting News - [Full Article]

Late last season, teams could take away the passing game by shutting down WR A.J. Green because the Bengals did not have a receiver who excelled on short to medium routes. With Jerome Simpson and Andre Caldwell gone, it looks to be a three-player competition among Brandon Tate, Armon Binns and Mohamed Sanu. Tate and Binns showed improvement during OTAs and minicamp, but Sanu, a third-round pick, might have the edge because he is a physical receiver who excels between the numbers.

Fantasy Impact:

Tate appears to be in the lead for the WR2 job, though it's early. We're expecting TE Jermaine Gresham to get the second-most targets in the Cincy passing game.

Friday, June 22, 2012, 11:03am - [Full Article]

Bengals OC Jay Gruden on WR Brandon Tate, who has spent some time running with the first-team in workouts: “He’s been one of the best surprises of camp for me. Last year he came in late (after being acquired on waivers from New England) and was mainly a return guy and our fifth receiver and never really got in the flow with the group at wide receiver. Now I think he’s more confident, he sees that he belongs as an NFL wide receiver, and I think the confidence level that he has is showing. He’s got all the ability. He runs all of the routes great, he’s got great feel, and he’s done an outstanding job.”

Tate and Armon Binns appear to be the early leaders in the battle to start opposite A.J. Green.

Fantasy Impact:

The Bengals have a big hole at WR2 and are looking to fill it. Rookies Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones are also in the mix, but Gruden seems to be leading towards a vet. We believe that TE Jermaine Gresham will actually see the second most targets in 2012.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 10:41am - [Full Article]

Bengals WR Brandon Tate lined up opposite A.J. Green with the first team. Let us also note that it is May 22 and a long way to go until the Sept. 10 opener at Baltimore.

Head coach Marvin Lewis did say last week that if the season started tomorrow either Brandon Tate or Armon Binns would be the starter because they have experience in the offense. Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones are just learning it.

Fantasy Impact:

Whoever wins the WR2 job in Cincy will be fantasy relevant, so this is something to monitor as the summer progresses.

Sunday, September 4, 2011, 1:25pm

Pro Football Talk on Twitter - [Full Article]

The Cincinnati Bengals have claimed wide receiver Brandon Tate on waivers.

Saturday, September 3, 2011, 4:03pm

Pro Football Talk on Twitter - [Full Article]

The New England Patriots have cut wide receiver Brandon Tate.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 10:53am

Newark Star Ledger - [Full Article]

When the Jets and Patriots met in Week 13, Revis spent a chunk of time covering Wes Welker, but he was also matched up on Brandon Tate in some situations. Revis said he doesn’t care what his assignment is on Sunday, joking that he would cover Danny Woodhead if he’s asked to.

In last week’s first-round victory, Revis took Reggie Wayne out of the game.
The Colts receiver, who was second in the league with 111 catches this season, had one catch for 1 yard. Wayne was fuming after the game, calling himself “irrelevant.”

Monday, January 10, 2011, 9:22am - [Full Article]

In the last meeting between the Jets & Patriots, the Jets had cornerback Darrelle Revis covering Wes Welker on the majority of snaps. One way the Patriots countered that was lining Welker up in the offensive backfield, or simply not lining up a receiver to Revis' side of the field (Revis didn't always flip sides in those instances). When Welker wasn’t in the game, the Jets had Revis on Brandon Tate, leaving Antonio Cromartie on Deion Branch. Over the course of the game, Branch won that matchup decisively.

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