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Team doctors clear Auden Tate for all football-related activities

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This is encouraging news.

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The Cincinnati Bengals drafted Auden Tate in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He wasn’t thought of as a player that was going to contribute within the first few years he was in the league.

Well, he changed that with a breakout season in 2019.

He totaled 80 targets, 40 receptions and was 25 yards shy of 600 on the season. He only had one touchdown, the only one of his NFL career, but the 6-foot-5 receiver was a walking highlight reel giving his length and athleticism.

Well, Tate, who only played in 12 games, started 10. His season was cut short by a knee injury. Now, according to ESPN’s Ben baby, Tate is good to “resume all football-related activities.”

Tate stepped up to the plate with AJ Green and John Ross both sidelined. Tate ended up being Andy Dalton’s go-to receiver for the bulk of the season, and he’ll likely remain a top option for whoever is the team’s top signal caller in 2020.

23, Tate played his college football at Florida State. He played well during his collegiate time but was from a standout. His physical prowess is what showed through, and it’s also what has made his a contributor at the sports’ highest level.

The Bengals receiving corp, with Green, Tate and Ross all on top of their game, will give Joe Burrow the weapons he needs to be a versatile and dynamic playmaker even as a rookie.