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Report: Ben Tate to miss "a few weeks"

Browns starting RB appears to be on the shelf for at least a few weeks.

Justin K. Aller

According to reports this morning, starting Browns RB Ben Tate is expected to "miss a few weeks." Tate injured his knee in the loss to the Steelers on Sunday. Per NFL.com's Ian Rapoport:

Rapoport elaborated on his previous tweet with a timeline for the injury:

Tate has an injury-laden history, and that's the main reason when the Browns signed him this offseason, his deal was very incentive based. The good news being, no surgery required.

With Tate shelved for at least a few weeks, the Browns will rely on the rookie duo of Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell. The rookie backs both were impressive against the Steelers on Sunday, West with 100 yards and Crowell with 2 TDs.