The Detroit Lions have been looking for offensive weapons for some time now and it appears that they’ve found it in former Seattle Seahawks receiver Golden Tate. But with DeSean Jackson on the open market, there will always be rumors linking teams to playmakers that could put them over the top.
According to Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, while Jackson is indeed a playmaker he’s not a playmaker who will be coming to Detroit anytime soon.
“We haven’t discussed him,” Caldwell said. “But I can tell you, obviously, he’s a playmaker, he’s a guy that can get it done and certainly has proven that he can do so. But at this point in time, we have not had any discussions.”
That’s not a definitive ‘no’ on Jackson though, as the team could use him and may need him. But the Lions are strapped for cash and need to figure out how to extend Ndamukong Suh before they go splurge on an unexpected free agent.