Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – The Cleveland Browns and free-agent running back Ben Tate have agreed to terms, reportedly for two years worth up to $7 million.
The Browns announced the deal Saturday on the team’s official Twitter account, posting a photo of Tate wearing the team’s cap.
Tate, 25, spent the first three seasons of his career with the Houston Texans, who drafted him in the second-round of the 2010 NFL draft.
Considered one of the top running backs on the open market, he rushed for a career high 942 yards in 2011 and for 771 yards and four touchdowns this past season.
Tate took over as the starter in Week 7 in Kansas City in a game where Tate broke four ribs.
He played with the injury for eight games and tied a franchise record with three rushing touchdowns against New England in Week 13.
Tate re-aggravated a previously cracked rib in Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts.