The signing of Tate is intriguing because they have yet to re-sign Marvin Jones or Mohamed Sanu, who both see time at WR over Tate. This can probably be taken as an indicator the team does not plan on back Jones or Sanu to the team for 2016 season. The Bengals may have plans for Tate to play the slot while A.J. Green plays outside, and Tight End Tyler Eifert opens up the middle of the field.
This signing is leaving Bengals fans scratching their heads, as the team has more important free agents to address than Tate.