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Brandon Tate named AFC special teams player of the week

Cincinnati Bengals v Seattle Seahawks

SEATTLE - OCTOBER 30: Brandon Tate #19 of the Cincinnati Bengals returns a punt for a touchdown against David Vobora #54 of the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on October 30, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The Bengals defeated the Seahawks 34-12.(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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After his punt return touchdown sealed the Bengals’ victory on Sunday, Brandon Tate has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

On the day Tate had three punt returns for 73 yards, including that 56-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Bengals’ 34-12 win. Tate also had four kickoff returns for 113 yards.

The touchdown was the first on a punt return for the Bengals since Peter Warrick scored one in 2003.

A former third-round draft pick of the Patriots, Tate was claimed by the Bengals off waivers from New England on September 4, after Tate failed to make the Patriots’ 53-man roster.