Tate left Sunday’s loss to the Steelers, and it was later revealed that he suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee. The receiver will seek a second opinion on the injury, but coach Zac Taylor has already cautioned that it’s not looking great for the second-year player. In all likelihood, Tate’s season is finished.
The 2018 seventh-round pick played sparingly during his rookie campaign. However, thanks in part to A.J. Green‘s continued absence, Tate has emerged as the number-two receiver behind Tyler Boyd. In 12 games (10 starts) this season, the 22-year-old Tate has hauled in 40 receptions for 575 yards and one touchdown.
Baby adds that if Tate indeed lands on the injured reserve, there’s a good chance that Damion Willis gets promoted to the active roster. The undrafted rookie has nine catches in 10 games this season. The Bengals are also rostering John Ross, Alex Erickson, and Stanley Morgan.
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