Detroit Lions sign Golden Tate to 5-year deal
Tate visited the Lions practice facility today and spoke at length with Lions vice chairman Bill Ford Jr., among others.
The 25-year-old wide receiver has spent the last four years with the Seahawks, the defending Super Bowl champs.
Tate had a career year in 2013 with 64 catches for 898 yards and five touchdowns. That was on an run-heavy offense. He was targeted 98 times and had two drops. That ranked him eighth among wide receivers with 40 or more catches according to Sports Charts. (Thanks to Mike O'Hara.)
He will be a complement to Calvin Johnson, although Tate would have to change his uniform number. He wore No. 81 in Seattle.
Tate was a second-round pick by Seattle in the 2010 draft out of Notre Dame where he was an All-American.
Earlier on Wednesday, running back Joique Bell signed a three-year contract worth $9.3 million.