TE Cameron Brate - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|6-4, 245||Born: 7-3-1991||College: Harvard||Drafted: ---|
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Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 17 vs NO (5 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)
Brate made a nice leaping effort to haul in an overthrown ball early in the 1st. He caught another short out route and turned it up the right sideline later in the 1st, somersaulting over a defender for a 3rd down conversion. Brate was quiet until late in the 4th when he flexed out into the slot and caught a curl route to convert 4th and 10 at the end of the 4th.
2017 Week 16 vs CAR (4 / 3 / 13 / 0 rec)
Despite Howard's absence, Brate couldn't get anything going with Winston. He caught a short crossing route on 3rd and long early in the 2nd quarter. Brate drew a defensive holding penalty on a seam route in the end zone at the end of the first half, setting Tampa Bay up with first and goal at the Carolina goal line. Brate hauled in a short checkdown pass late in the 4th quarter, then one final out route for a minimal gain on Tampa's last drive.
2017 Week 15 vs ATL (5 / 4 / 49 / 0 rec)
Brate took a big hit in the first quarter while hauling in a deep pass up the seam. The blow knocked the pass loose for an incompletion and sent Brate to the locker room with a knee injury. He returned after halftime, securing his first reception late in the 3rd quarter on a deep comeback route. Winston targeted him on the same route a few plays later, but a defender knocked the ball loose as Brate attempted to secure it. Brate flexed out to the slot and caught another deep comeback up the left seam late in the 4th quarter, setting up Adam Humphries' touchdown reception two plays later. Brate picked up another 13 yard gain with less than a minute left in the game, hauling in an out route while the Bucs attempted to drive down and tie the game. Winston went right back to him two plays later for another completion up the seam with less than 20 seconds left in the game. The completions drove the Bucs into Atlanta territory, but kicker Murray missed the game-tying 54 yard attempt as time expired.
2017 Week 14 vs DET (1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Brate seemed to be completely forgotten one week after breaking his slump with a two touchdown performance. Rookie tight end Howard was featured early and often in the passing game, vulturing many of Brate's routes up the seam. Brate was not targeted at all until late in the 4th quarter when he hauled in a comeback route up the left seam for an 11 yard gain.
2017 Week 13 vs GB (6 / 2 / 39 / 2 rec)
Winston's return at quarterback ended a drought for Brate that saw him post one catch each week for the last four weeks. Brate started his day with a brilliant touchdown catch in the 1st quarter, lining up in a bunch formation with two other receivers and taking off up the seam for a one-handed touchdown grab over his defender. Brate nearly had another catch in the end zone at the end of the 2nd quarter, but a defender knocked the ball away. Winston looked to Brate again on a seam route from the left slot position on the very next play, but overthrew the ball, forcing Tampa Bay to kick a field goal right before halftime. Brate caught his second touchdown from the left slot, flexing out and working his way open just over the goal line on a curl route in the 4th.
2017 Week 12 vs ATL (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Brate's role in the Tampa Bay offense continues to dwindle as he secured just one pass for the 4th week in a row, a short crossing route late in the 3rd quarter. Brate was targeted one last time on 4th and 1 deep in Atlanta territory in the 4th, but he couldn't haul in the seam route amid tough coverage from Atlanta.
2017 Week 11 vs MIA (3 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Brate secured just one reception for the third week in a row as his role in the offense continues to dwindle. He split out wide right in a triple receiver bunch formation in the 2nd quarter and hauled in a crossing route for 12 yards. Brate did have another nice catch in the 4th quarter that was nullified by a holding penalty. He was targeted again up the seam later in the 4th quarter, but the ball was batted away by a defender. Rookie TE OJ Howard was drawing targets early in the game and may be moving to secure a bigger share of Tampa's targets on a more permanent basis. Brate could get a boost if starting QB Winston returns.
2017 Week 10 vs NYJ (3 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Brate and rookie TE OJ Howard were not a big part of the game plan in Winston and Evans' absence. Brate flexed out into the slot and picked up 10 yards on an out route to convert 3rd and 9 late in the 1st quarter, his only catch. He was targeted two more times on the day, well behind Desean Jackson and rookie WR Godwin.
2017 Week 9 vs NO (4 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Brate lined up in the backfield in a split-back set and leaked out into the flat for a short 1st down reception late in the 1st quarter. He drew a few more targets, but neither Winston nor Fitzpatrick could deliver an accurate ball to the tight end, who missed a couple of diving efforts up the seam. Mike Evans' one-game suspension leaves Brate as Tampa Bay's most reliable receiving option for their matchup next week.
2017 Week 8 vs CAR (5 / 4 / 64 / 0 rec)
Brate led the team in receiving yards despite only drawing half the targets(5) that Mike Evans did. He hauled in an out route for a short gain early in the 1st. Brate got open down the right seam for a big gain in the 2nd quarter.. Brate split off the left side of the formation and hauled in a deep post for a 23 yards, Winston's longest completion of the game in the 3rd quarter. Brate picked up one more big catch over the middle as the Bucs tried in vain to rally late in the 4th. Brate was the target on Winston's 2nd interception, but the blame falls on the QB for ever making the throw as LB Kuechley had Brate blanketed the entire play. OJ Howard has lots of big play potential, but Brate is the reliable option who gets open and fights hard for contested catches when Winston struggles with accuracy.
2017 Week 7 vs BUF (9 / 6 / 60 / 0 rec)
OJ Howard broke out with more targets and receptions in week 7, but Brate maintained his role as a consistent receiver with a more polished route tree, able to move around the formation in a variety of positions. Winston looks to Brate when everyone knows the offense needs a completion, while Howard tends to sneak big plays in when defenses are least expecting it. Brate hauled in a deep pass on 3rd and long early in the 1st quarter that set the Bucs up for a successful 50 yard field goal attempt. Winston looked to Brate in the end zone later in the quarter, but a defender batted the pass down. Brate had another catch and run down the left sideline in the late seconds of the 1st half, but Winston was intercepted on the next play while looking for Brate down the right seam. The interception was the QB's fault as Brate was clearly covered the entire time. Brate hauled in one of his clutch catches up the seam to convert on 3rd and 13, extending an early 4th quarter drive with uncanny awareness of the 1st down marker. Brate and Winston converted again with the same play on 3rd and 6 later in the 4th.
2017 Week 6 vs ARI (8 / 6 / 76 / 1 rec)
Brate flexed out to the slot and caught a deep out route for a nice gain on the 1st drive of the game. Brate lost his coverage and was standing wide open in the middle of the field later in the 1st on a Winston scramble for another big gain. Brate showed good chemistry with Ryan Fitzpatrick after Winston left with a shoulder injury in the 1st half. Fitzpatrick found Brate for a 10 yard gain on 3rd and 7 on his first offensive drive of the game. The Harvard duo hooked up for another big gain at the end of the 1st half with a beautiful over-the shoulder catch down the left sideline. Brate scored early in the 4th corner, flexing a couple steps off the left side of the line and working his way to the back of the end zone from the Arizona 10 yard line. Fitzpatrick hurled a dime pass through a couple of defenders for the score. Brate hauled in one final crossing route on Tampa's last offensive drive of the game.
2017 Week 5 vs NE (9 / 5 / 68 / 1 rec)
Brate had another strong performance and barely missed several opportunities to pile up more stats. He had a step on a deep post route at the end of the 1st quarter, but safety Patrick Chung made a great diving play on the ball to break up the pass. Brate leaked out into the left flat uncovered and picked up 20 yards down the left sideline later in the 2nd, but a penalty on OJ Howard negated the play. Safety Chung thwarted another big reception by Brate when he broke up a deep crossing route with another diving effort in the 3rd quarter. Brate hauled in a slant route to convert 3rd and long later in the same drive. Winston targeted Brate in the end zone halfway through the 4th quarter on the seam route that we see them connect on so often, but Brate was again blanketed by two defenders. Chung reached around Brate and knocked another pass loose on a comeback route with less than 3 minutes left in the game. Brate got the upper hand on the next play as he lined up in the right slot and took off up the seam for a touchdown reception. Winston found Brate one final time on a curl route as the Bucs attempted to drive and score with less than a minute left in the game. Brate finished the day tied with Jackson for a team-high 9 targets.
2017 Week 4 vs NYG (6 / 4 / 80 / 1 rec)
Brate was targeted on a crossing route in the end zone at the end of the 2nd quarter, but he was unable to bring in the tough catch. Brate missed another pass on 4th and 2 later in the 4th quarter, but quickly redeemed himself as he capped off the next drive with a touchdown. The Bucs drove down to the New York red zone and Brate got the look from Winston, putting his hand in the dirt inline and catching ball on a seam route in the end zone. Brate snagged an out route on the final winning drive of the game, then got wide open down the right seam where he caught a beautiful over the shoulder throw from Winston for 26 yards. The catch put the Bucs in range for the winning field goal. Brate finished with 4 catches for 80 yards and the score on 6 targets.
2017 Week 3 vs MIN (4 / 4 / 33 / 1 rec)
Brate made an outstanding effort to secure his first target from Winston, an ill-advised desperation throw into triple coverage in the 1st quarter. He caught another short out route at the end of the 2nd quarter for a modest gain. Brate lined up inline and took off up the seam in the 3rd quarter, catching a dime from Winston for an 18 yard touchdown. It was the connection we got used to seeing in the red zone last year as Winston and Brate's chemistry grew..
2017 Week 2 vs CHI (3 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Brate narrowly missed a big gain on a deep post during Tampa's first offensive drive, but he did draw a pass interference penalty on the play. He finally reeled in a target on an out route late in the 3rd quarter, and again later in the drive, finishing his day with 3 targets, 2 catches, and 24 yards.
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