Rookie running back Ben Tate reeled off some nice runs in his first professional practice in pads. One came on his first touch in 11-on-11s, when he caught a screen pass from John David Booty on the left side of the field and cut it back right for a 30-yard gain.
"He's got a lot of ability," Kubiak said. "He's behind the team because of the stuff he missed in the offseason. He has to catch up with the group from that standpoint, but I think players see his talent. As young guy now, it's about earning respect of other people here that you could help on Sundays. He's got a long way to go, but he's doing his job."