Cincinnati Bengals quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese was among the representatives from nine NFL teams that attended North Dakota State’s pro day Wednesday. A total of 14 players worked out — 11 from North Dakota State and three from North Dakota — indoors on FieldTurf.
Tate, 25, visited the Browns on Thursday and Friday before finally signing Saturday afternoon. He’ll be expected to become the team’s featured back next season, a role in the spotlight he never received with the Texans because of Foster’s presence.
“It was very tough because when you’re stuck behind someone like that, it’s tough to really showcase your talent on a consistent basis,” Tate said Saturday evening during a conference call. “And that’s kind of why I’m in the situation that I’m in now where I did sign a two-year deal because I wanted to be able to show what I can do on a more consistent basis. It’s tough because you can’t be seen. You can’t show everyone what you can do, so therefore everyone doesn’t know your full worth.”
The Ravens have shown interest in former Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Letroy Guion, according to an NFL source.
No visit has been scheduled with the Ravens, and no major contract has been offered yet, though. Guion is set to visit the Green Bay Packers on Sunday and Monday. The New England Patriots also are interested in the 6-foot-4, 303-pound Guion.
Guion, 26, could fit into the Ravens’ defensive line rotation, with the team having lost defensive lineman Arthur Jones to the Indianapolis Colts after signing a five-year, $33 million contract.
FoxSports1 senior NFL reporter Alex Marvez confirmed Adam Schefter’s initial report that Emmanuel Sanders agreed to terms on a deal with the Denver Broncos. This paints a bit clearer of a picture – likely Denver got a hold of Sanders at some point Saturday, while he was heading back to Kansas City – where it was reported he stayed Saturday night, perhaps with a plan to visit with the team Sunday.
He agreed verbally to terms with the Broncos and has plans to head to Denver (“the sunshine state!”) to sign his contract today.