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Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate fits in as he learns new system

Quietly Golden Tate, the free agent wide receiver signed in March, learns to fit with the Detroit Lions.

“He’s doing good. He’s a guy I think on Sundays is going to be a big-time player, he’s a gamer, a guy that is really good after he gets the ball in his hands, a catch-and-run guy,’’ quarterback Matthew Stafford said. “He, like everybody else, is learning the system, it’s new to him as well. ... 

“He’s got to learn and we’re moving him around quite a bit, his plate is full but he’s a guy who loves to practice, loves to play, loves being out here, that’s something you like,’’ Stafford added.

Tate is coming off a Super Bowl win with the Seattle Seahawks.

“It’s great to have that too — we have that swag on the team for him to bring some knowledge even though he hasn’t played long we can still learn from each other,’’ Calvin Johnson said.

Johnson had a message for Tate to take to the White House when he visited with the Seahawks last week.

“I told him to tell Obama I said, ‘What’s up?’’’ Johnson said.

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