The Bengals re-signed wide receiver and kick returner Brandon Tate on Monday as an unrestricted free agent.
Tate is entering his third season with the Bengals. Last season, he caught 13 passes for 211 yards and a touchdown, averaged 24.8 yards on 32 kickoff returns and 8.9 yards on 21 punt returns. He has a Bengals career average of 10.1 yards on punt returns, currently tops in club history.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that the contract is for one year.
"Brandon has excellent tools, especially great speed, and he can continue to help is both on offense and special teams," Bengals special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons said. "He's a hard worker and a good team player. We're glad to have him back."
Tate, who began his NFL career with the New England Patriots, has 37 career receptions for 643 yards and four TDs. He had two kickoff returns for TDs with the Patriots and has had one punt return TD for Cincinnati.