Brandon Tate didn't catch a pass for the Cincinnati Bengals last season. He's got the early lead in the competition for the No. 2 receiving spot heading into the preseason opener.
Tate is listed first on the depth chart for a home game Friday against the New York Jets. It'll be the first chance for the Bengals' inexperienced receivers to start sorting themselves out.
Tate is competing with Armon Binns, who joined the practice squad in September and didn't get into a game. Andrew Hawkins also is trying to win playing time - he had 23 catches in 13 games last season.
Finding a complement to receiver A.J. Green is one of the Bengals' biggest challenges during the preseason.