The Browns have waived disgruntled running back Ben Tate, who had just two carries in Sunday's loss to Houston, his former team.

Tate signed as a free agent with Cleveland in March to be their every-down back. He rushed for 333 yards this season, but his playing time had been dwindling with the emergence of rookies Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West.

Last week, Tate said he wasn't satisfied with Cleveland's running backs rotation and the team decided to move on without him.

Browns general manager Ray Farmer explained the move in a release by saying "it will always be our intent to do what is best for our football team."

Tate rushed for 124 yards earlier this season against Tennessee. On Monday, Browns coach Mike Pettine was asked what had happened to Tate and said "nothing I would speak on here."


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