Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Ben Tate (44) rushes against New England Patriots strong safety Duron Harmon (30) during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Patriots won 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency Rumors: Ben Tate meeting with the Cleveland Browns

Less than a week after basically calling himself the best running back available on the free agent market, former Houston Texans running back Ben Tate is still searching for a new place to prove that, and on Thursday night, that journey is taking him right into a meeting with the Cleveland Browns, according to

As the Browns look to revitalize their franchise with new management, a new head coach, and a new quarterback, they still have a need for a feature running back, a need which Tate could fill. This was supposed to be the role filled by Trent Richardson when they drafted him high in 2012, but we all know how that panned out.

In his three seasons with the Texans, Tate averaged 4.7 yards per carry and was a great back up to Arian Foster as he dealt with all of his injury woes.

Whether or not Tate can be a feature back in the league for a full season still remains to be seen, and apparently, the Browns are very interested in finding out if he could be.

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