The Bengals have designated Tate (calf) for return from injured reserve.
Analysis: Tate can now be evaluated at practice within a 21-day window. There aren't any guarantees he'll be added to the active roster, but Tate could be eligible to return in time for Saturday's playoff matchup against the Raiders if he can prove he's back to full health.
Jan 11, 2022 8:25 AM EST
Tate (calf) returned from the reserve/COVID-19 list and reverted to IR on Monday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Analysis: Tate will continue working his way back from his calf injury. He's spent the requisite three games on injured reserve and now just needs to be designated to return and activated.
Jan 3, 2022 10:15 AM EST
Tate (calf) was moved from injured reserve to the Bengals' reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Tate tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday and was moved to the reserve/COVID-19 list for the time being. The wide receiver was placed on IR Dec. 4, becoming eligible to return in Week 16. He will now likely have to wait an additional week before making his return to the team.
Dec 28, 2021 3:33 PM EST
Tate (calf) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
Analysis: Tate has battled a thigh injury that has kept him sidelined since Week 8. However, he is now apparently also dealing with a calf injury that will keep him sidelined for at least an additional three games. Tate will be eligible to return in Week 16 against Baltimore, with Stanley Morgan potentially seeing the field a bit more regularly in his absence.
Dec 4, 2021 1:38 PM EST
Tate (calf) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Bengals team reporter Marisa Contipelli reports.
Analysis: The same is true of fellow wide receiver Mike Thomas (illness). Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd are locked into the top three spots on Cincinnati's wide receiver depth chart, but Stanley Morgan and Trenton Irwin could see a bit more run than usual if both Tate and Thomas sit.
Dec 3, 2021 1:20 PM EST
Tate (calf) didn't practice Wednesday, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Tate missed last week's win over the Steelers due to a thigh injury, but he's now dealing with an injury to his calf. He's yet to catch more than one pass in a game this season, so Tate's status is unlikely to have much significance when it comes to Cincinnati's game plan Sunday against the Chargers.
Dec 1, 2021 6:29 PM EST
Tate (thigh) is inactive Week 12 against the Steelers, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Tate entered Sunday morning with a doubtful tag after not taking the practice field all week, so it's no surprise to see him sitting this one out. The Cincinnati receiving corps will again be led by Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd, with Stanley Morgan and Mike Thomas set to work in a depth/special teams role.
Nov 28, 2021 8:39 AM EST
Tate (thigh) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
Analysis: Tate was unable to practice this week due to the thigh injury and is expected to be sidelined for the fourth straight contest. Stanley Morgan and Mike Thomas should continue operating as Cincinnati's depth wideouts.
Nov 26, 2021 2:47 PM EST
Tate (thigh) didn't practice Wednesday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Analysis: Despite being inactive for this past weekend's 32-13 win over the Raiders, Tate appears to have taken a step back in his recovery from a thigh injury. Before sitting out against Las Vegas, Tate turned in a pair of full practices to close out the past week, but his lack of activity to begin Week 12 prep isn't a good early sign for his chances of suiting up versus Pittsburgh this Sunday. Mike Thomas and Stanley Morgan have split work as the Bengals' No. 4 wideout while Tate has missed the team's last three games.
Nov 24, 2021 12:56 PM EST
Tate (thigh) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
Analysis: With Tate -- who has just three catches (on four targets) for 39 yards and a TD in seven games to date -- out Sunday, the Bengals' Week 11 wideout corps will continue to be led by Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd, with Mike Thomas and Stanley Morgan in reserve.
Nov 21, 2021 11:51 AM EST
Tate (thigh) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Raiders.
Analysis: After practicing in limited fashion to start the week, Tate logged full workloads on consecutives days before Friday's injury report. He appears to be trending in the right direction, but final confirmation on his status will not come until closer to kickoff.
Nov 19, 2021 6:39 PM EST
Tate (thigh) was a full participant at Thursday's practice session, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Tate was limited by his thigh injury Wednesday but didn't have his reps capped Thursday. Although he's missed the last two games, it appears as though the 24-year-old will be able to suit up Sunday against the Raiders.
Nov 18, 2021 2:49 PM EST
Tate (thigh) was listed as a limited participant for the Bengals' practice Wednesday, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: After missing the Bengals' last two games with a thigh injury, Tate was finally able to return to practice in a limited fashion. Expect Mike Thomas or Stanley Morgan to operate as Cincinnati's No. 4 wide receiver Sunday if Tate is unable to suit up for the third consecutive game.
Nov 17, 2021 6:16 PM EST
Tate (thigh) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Browns, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
Analysis: Tate was considered questionable for Sunday's contest and will miss his second straight game due to the thigh issue. He'll now have an extra week to get healthy since the Bengals have their bye in Week 10. Mike Thomas or Stanley Morgan should operate as Cincinnati's No. 4 wideout in his absence.
Nov 7, 2021 8:50 AM EST
Tate (thigh) is listed as questionable for the Bengals' Week 9 contest against the Browns, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
Analysis: Tate was unable to suit up for the Bengals in Week 8 as he suffered a thigh injury in practice leading up to the game. After being limited at practice all week heading into Week 9, the receiver's status is uncertain for a critical divisional matchup. Expect Mike Thomas and Trenton Irwin to fill in for Tate if he is unable to suit up.
Nov 5, 2021 11:57 AM EST
Tate (thigh) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Analysis: While Tate sat out last week's loss to the Jets due to the injury, the Bengals turned to a combination Mike Thomas, Trenton Irwin and Stanley Morgan to handle the No. 4 receiver role. The trio combined to draw no targets over their collective 14 offensive snaps, so Tate won't have a sizable role in the passing game waiting for him if he's able to gain clearance ahead of Sunday's game against the Browns.
Nov 3, 2021 1:39 PM EST
Tate (thigh) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
Analysis: The 6-5 wideout was listed as questionable after limited practices Thursday and Friday. This will be Tate's first absence of the season, leaving Mike Thomas as the likely No. 4 receiver for Cincinnati.
Oct 31, 2021 8:36 AM EST
Tate (thigh) has been listed as questionable for the Bengals' Week 8 contest with the Jets on Sunday, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Analysis: Tate has played every game for the Bengals thus far this season, however, on Sunday it's possible the receiver misses his first game of the season. The 24-year-old is dealing with a thigh injury he picked up in practice over the last week. Expect Mike Thomas and Trenton Irwin to see extended opportunities Sunday if Tate can't suit up.
Oct 29, 2021 9:31 AM EST
Tate caught his only target for seven yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-11 win over the Lions.
Analysis: Tate's touchdown Sunday marks his first of the 2021 season. The 6-foot-5, 228-pound wideout played on just 33 percent of the Bengals' offensive snaps, and through six weeks, he has failed to recored more than one target in a game. Tate can continue to be ignored for fantasy purposes as the Bengals take on the Ravens in a Week 7 divisional showdown.
Oct 19, 2021 9:37 PM EST
Tate caught his first reception of the season Sunday against the Steelers, good for 14 yards.
Analysis: Even with Tee Higgins out, Tate barely factored into the Bengals offense, getting just that one catch on his only target. Mike Thomas is just as much of a factor in the offense as Tate, though that might change in a game where the Bengals throw more.
Sep 28, 2021 4:47 PM EST
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