The Cleveland Browns are making moves and trying to change the face and culture of their downtrodden franchise.

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Browns are coveting Houston Texans bruising backup running back Ben Tate. Cleveland would like to land him to replace Trent Richardson, whom they traded to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2014 first-round draft pick.

"Browns covet Texans free-agent-to-be RB Ben Tate. Should Cleveland land Tate, it would have him and Indy's first-rd draft pick in place of Richardson," Schefter writes.

Tate is not happy as a backup, and would jump at the shot to carry the load for another team. Tate has shown he can be a star running back if he were to start, as he ran for 942 yards on over five yards a carry along with four touchdowns last season as a backup to Arian Foster in Houston.

Should the Browns go for Ben Tate? Would he be an upgrade over Trent Richardson, or a better fit for Cleveland's offense?

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