Tate had one catch for six yards in Sunday's loss to the Niners. He was targeted twice in the game.
The encouraging aspect of Tate's catch was that it was on a bubble screen in the red zone, and that he was on the field for other snaps in scoring position. Those snaps likely will dry up once A.J. Green (ankle) returns, but his unique skill set makes him a potential touchdown vulture for the next few weeks.
Tate (knee) was listed as a full participant for Wednesday's practice, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
Tate was unable to make his 2019 debut in Week 1 while nursing the knee injury, but as evidenced by this news, is on track to return for Sunday's game against the 49ers. Even though he's healthy, the Florida State product is buried at the bottom of the Bengals' depth chart, so his return likely won't impact the offense too much.
Tate (knee) is inactive for Sunday's Week 1 tilt against the Seahawks, Marisa Contipelli of the team's official site reports.
Tate was trending toward an absence after being saddled with a doubtful designation, and it's now confirmed the second-year wideout will sit out Week 1. When healthy, Tate projects to slot in at the bottom of the Bengals' depth chart, so his absence won't have any impact on the Cincinnati offense.