9:09 PM EDT, Sat April 19, 2014

SiriusXM Radio: Golden Tate says Seattle "will always have a place in my heart''

Seahawks fans may have moved on from the  loss of receiver Golden Tate, who signed as a free agent with the Detroit Lions last month. But for anyone who wants some more insight into Tate's thoughts on leaving Seattle and signing with the Lions, here you go, as he was a guest today on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Most of the conversation is about how Tate thinks he will fit in with the Lions. But Tate also addresses his thoughts on not being able to stay with the Seahawks as they try to defend a Super Bowl title in 2014. Tate said it is "definitely disappointing'' he couldn't stay with the Seahawks...

Morning Links: Second-round reboot, plus Kaepernick responds

Good morning. We’ll take a look at second-round picks of the John Schneider era today. Let’s get to it: 2010 Golden Tate (60th overall) Overview: Tate continually improved into last season when he was the team’s leading receiver and a Pro Bowl alternate as a punt returner. He left for the Detroit Lions as a free agent. To move down, the Seahawks traded the 40th overall pick in 2010 and a 2011 third-round pick to San Diego for Charlie Whitehurst. San Diego went on to draft cornerback Shareece Wright with the 40th pick. … Read more »
Detroit Free Press Apr 8, 2014

Sammy Watkins visits Lions, says it'd be 'blessing' to play with Megatron, Tate

The Lions hosted Watkins on one of their 30 pre-draft visits today, three weeks after general manager Martin Mayhew and coach Jim Caldwell dined with the Clemson receiver the night before his pro day. Watkins, roundly considered the top pass catcher in a deep draft, told the Free Press he met Lions receivers Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate during his visit, the first he's taken this spring.
Field Gulls Apr 7, 2014

2014 NFL Draft: Wide Receiver Rankings Part 1

Sidney Rice (for now) and Golden Tate are gone. The Seahawks can rebound from this by capitalizing on an excellent receiver class. Wide receiver is one of the strongest positions in this draft class. It also just so happens to be the Super Bowl champion Seahawks' greatest need. The Carroll/Schneider BFF squad have attacked the early rounds of each draft with a clear direction and purpose. This approach hasn't always worked out as planned (ie James Carpenter, Bruce Irvin), but it certainly helps draft junkies like myself forecast their early picks. Selecting a receiver with one of Seattle's...
Pride Of Detroit Mar 22, 2014

Golden Tate was not pleased with Seahawks' contract offer

Why did Golden Tate sign with the Detroit Lions over the Seattle Seahawks? Seattle apparently did not make a very enticing contract offer. Before he signed with the Detroit Lions last week, wide receiver Golden Tate received interest from four teams: the Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets. During his introductory press conference, Tate indicated that the Lions and Seahawks were the only two teams seriously in the running for him, but it sounds like even Seattle wasn't truly in the mix based on what they offered him. During an interview this week, Tate expressed...
Pride Of Detroit Mar 20, 2014
Five questions on Golden Tate with Field Gulls

Five questions on Golden Tate with Field Gulls

Pride Of Detroit caught up with Field Gulls, SB Nation's Seahawks blog, to take a more in-depth look at new Lions wide receiver Golden Tate. Last week, the Detroit Lions signed wide receiver Golden Tate, who spent the first four years of his career with the Seattle Seahawks. To get a better idea of what kind of player he is, I sent five questions to Danny Kelly from Field Gulls, SB Nation's Seahawks blog. You can check out his answers below. 1. It's no secret that the Seahawks don't pass the ball nearly as much as the Lions, and we've heard quite a bit that Tate should get to move...
Detroit Free Press Mar 19, 2014

Analysis: Did the Lions overpay for Golden Tate?

Looking at some of the other top free agent receivers, Eric Decker is the only one who got a bigger contract than Tate in terms of guaranteed money (the New York Jets gave him $15 million over the next two years) and average salary over the life of the deal ($7.25 million to Tate's $6.2 million). Just three other pass catchers got as much as $6 million guaranteed.
Grand Rapids Press Mar 19, 2014
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate calls Seattle Seahawks' contract offer 'laughable'

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate calls Seattle Seahawks' contract offer 'laughable'

Tate agreed to a five-year, $31 million deal with the Lions. He said he'll make as much in his first year in Detroit as he would have in two years had he stayed in Seattle.

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