News: 10 hours agoBrate (undisclosed) won't play in Friday's preseason matchup with the Browns, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Spin: As was the case with Brate's recent practice absence, it's ambiguous whether he's injured or simply being held out for rest purposes. Either way, he's locked into the No. 2 tight end role for the Bucs behind O.J. Howard.