With the NFL free agency period officially set to begin in a few hours, teams are wrapping up loose ends and getting some of their middle-tier free agents locked up before teams can swoop in and steal them away at a bargain price.
For Cincinnati Bengals kick returner/wide receiver Brandon Tate, that meant getting locked up to a new deal, according to Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports.
Tate is not a player that will make an impact on the offensive side of the ball, but he is still a valuable player on special teams.
Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com leading up to and throughout the official start of NFL free agency as we keep you up to date with the latest buzz and rumors.