Ben Tate signed a two-year, $7 million free-agent deal on Saturday with the Cleveland Browns, who have been desperate to find a quality every-down running back since trading Trent Richardson to Indianapolis early last season.
The 25-year-old Tate, who spent the last four years with Houston, is excited to begin a new chapter with the Browns.
"I feel like now that I've been given this opportunity that I can be one of the top backs in the league," he said in a teleconference. "I'm going to let my play speak for itself. But I want it to be known that I do feel like I'm a guy who's going to be a top 10, top 8, [or] top 5 running back."