Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate primed for ‘breakout season’

Aug 17, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) eludes a tackle by Denver Broncos tight end Virgil Green (85) on a punt return during the second quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks had grand dreams coming into the 2013 season. With the acquisition of Percy Harvin, the Hawks felt they had they best receiving corps in the NFC West and possibly the NFC all together. But before Harvin could ever take a snap for the Seahawks, he was deemed out for the season which will force fellow Seahawk wide receivers to step up.

One name expected to grab the spotlight is Golden Tate, according to the Seattle Post.

Tate, who emerged from mild obscurity last season grabbing seven touchdowns on 45 catches, is expected to play a large role in the Seahawks offense this season and looks ready to emerge as a top wideout in the NFL:

Even without Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin, the Hawks’ receivers stood out. Kearse caught his second touchdown pass of the preseason, as did Williams. And Tate continued to look like he’s primed for a breakout season.

With Rice in the mix — and maybe Harvin eventually — this group can be dependable and dynamic. Of note: Fourth-round pick Chris Harper has been largely absent, which doesn’t bode well for his chances of making the 53-man roster.

Topics: Golden Tate, Seattle Seahawks

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