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Ben Tate to Start Against the Titans If Healthy

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Jason Miller

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Browns?src=hash">#Browns</a> RB Ben Tate still &quot;feeling his way&quot; around wearing knee brace for the first time.</p>&mdash; Tom Withers (@twithersAP) <a href="https://twitter.com/twithersAP/status/517003115556798464">September 30, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Tate will start vs. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Titans?src=hash">#Titans</a> as long as he&#39;s healthy.</p>&mdash; Tom Withers (@twithersAP) <a href="https://twitter.com/twithersAP/status/517003270582435840">September 30, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Ben Tate was a big free agent acquisition this offseason for the Cleveland Browns.  He has been sidelined since week 1 with a knee injury, but it sounds like he is close to returning this week against the Titans.  His level of participation in practice will be something to monitor as the week progresses.

The Browns rushing attack has still been pretty good with Tate out of the lineup.  Terrance West has carried the ball 47 times for 204 yards and 2 touchdowns.  He has been the starter with Tate out of the lineup.  They also have Isaiah Crowell, he who couldn't stay enrolled at UGA, who has carried the ball 27 times for 141 yards and 3 touchdowns.  Crowell went undrafted but would not have had he not had the off the field issues at Georgia.

It sounds like the Browns will have a three-headed monster for Sunday.  That isn't great news for a Titans defense that has had some problems stopping the run.