By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the New Orleans Saints have signed free agent wide receiver Brandon Tate to a contract. He was previously released by the team at the end of training camp.
Tate recently worked out with the New England Patriots. However, he decided to go back to the Saints.
The 30-year-old, who was a third-round draft pick in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Patriots, will be entering his fourth NFL team. He last played for the Buffalo Bills during the 2017 season.
Tate, as a member of the Bills, appeared in 13 games, including one start. He also had 20 punt returns for 193 yards. He also had 28 kickoff returns for 548 yards.
He also had six receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown.
He also played the 2016 season with the Bills. That season, he appeared in 15 games, including one start. He had 26 punt returns for 301 receiving yards. He also had 29 kickoff returns for 662 yards.
Tate had eight receptions for 117 yards.
Besides playing for the Bills, he also played five seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals and the Patriots.
Tate’s best receiving yardage season was 432 on 24 receptions during the 2010 season with the Patriots. He has had just 257 receiving yards over the past three seasons, including 117 in 2016 with the Bills.
His best return season was 2011 with the Cincinnati Bengals. He had a career-high 51 punt returns for 543 yards and a touchdown. That same season, he also had 42 kick returns for 998 yards.
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