Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) celebrates after beating the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Golden Tate sees potential in Lions


As announced earlier today, wide receiver Golden Tate has signed on with the Detroit Lions for five years.

According to DetroitLions.com, a sit-down with Bill Ford, vice-chairman of the franchise, was a key factor in persuading Tate to sign the reported $31-million contract with the Lions. The contract also included $13.25 million in guaranteed money.

“There’s a ton of upside to this organization, and the one thing that really stood out to me is that Mr. Ford found some time to meet with me today,” Tate said. “I know he’s been going through a lot lately with family issues, so for him to find time in his busy schedule to meet with me and have a conversation, that meant a lot and I felt like I was wanted here. I’m kind of shaking still, but I’m super excited to be here and can’t wait to get started.”

Tate will now be sharing the field with Calvin Johnson, or Megatron if you prefer. The team is obviously looking for Tate to take some of the double teams away from Johnson.

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  • brucekennedy

    Tate sees potential in Lions. BS! So did Reggie Bush, before a complete and total collapse of the Lions last year. I don’t know how anyone else feels but Tate is just another Nate Burleson. Actually, aside from the injury, I think Nate was a salvageable receiver and probably on a par with Golden, only time will tell. The biggest thing to happen, to the Lions, this off season was getting rid of Schwartz. But in my fifty plus years, following the Lions, I have seen Head Coach after Head Coach come and go and the Lions remain the same.

    • Shemp

      You a biotch!