It appears that things are looking good for Patriots wide receiver Brandon Tate, who had his rookie season cut short after being placed on injured reserve this past season with a knee injury.

Tate, who reportedly¬†tore his ACL and MCL on a punt return during his senior season in North Carolina, appeared in two games this year before being placed on injured reserve by New England.¬† However according to the Boston Globe he only underwent a minor procedure to “clean up his knee” and is expected to make a full recovery.

That’s definitely good news for the Patriots who are already facing the prospect of being without Wes Welker next season.¬† Receiver has been an area where they need depth, and if Tate can recover to be the player he was in college, fans should have a reason to be excited to see him back on the field next season.

We don’t yet know what he’ll mean to this football team, but here’s a great video of Tate after his injury in North Carolina – where he was revered and definitely a guy who meant a lot to the University during his time there. Hopefully he’ll go on to be a great player here in New England as well.