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Golden Tate has a broken hand

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Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate is missing OTA practices due to a hand injury, the extent of which coach Pete Carroll has not revealed.

According to ESPN.com’s Mike Sando, the injury is a fractured hand.

After a slow beginning to his career, Tate came on down the stretch last season with 19 receptions in the final five games. Sando says the Seahawks have “high expectations” for Tate entering his third NFL season. Obviously, he can’t fulfill them when he’s injured.

Tate figures to be healthy by the start of training camp, assuming his recovery goes smoothly. He’s the tentative favorite to open the season as Seattle’s No. 2 wideout, opposite Sidney Rice.

Rice is also missing OTAs due to offseason surgery on both shoulders.

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21 Responses to “Golden Tate has a broken hand”
  1. swagjag says: May 30, 2012 8:22 PM

    Nothing a donut won’t fix.

  2. acerockefellar says: May 30, 2012 8:34 PM

    I dont understand how a delicious baked good will help this mans hand?

  3. hawkalougie says: May 30, 2012 8:49 PM

    Reports are he was making a one handed grab for a day old Maple bar that had fallen off the counter.

  4. donnymacjack says: May 30, 2012 8:59 PM

    LOL Silva…Tate is NOT the favorite to start opposite Sidney Rice. He’ll be lucky to be the 4th WR.

  5. bobhk says: May 30, 2012 9:09 PM

    Hey where are you @seahulk9? Perhaps you can try out for the seachickens. Maybe stinky pete will be glad to have you.
    I’m betting he does not show up on a hawks thread. Poser.

  6. schmitty2 says: May 30, 2012 9:40 PM

    This is a make or “break” year (pun intended) for Tate. If Rice can stay healthy he will be lucky to be a 3rd option behind him and Baldwin

  7. fumblenuts says: May 30, 2012 10:07 PM

    “He’s the tentative favorite to open the season as Seattle’s No. 2 wideout, opposite Sidney Rice.”

    This donut eating kid came on strong at the end of last season, and has ALOT to prove.

    HOPEFULLY, Rice can stay healthy for a change and Big Mike Williams holds on to the ball…………..

  8. peytonsneck18 says: May 30, 2012 10:08 PM

    i think because he broke into a donut store after hours, thats why the donut jokes @acerockefellar

  9. thegreatgabbert says: May 30, 2012 10:14 PM

    Got it caught in the donut jar.

  10. LoCoSu@%s says: May 30, 2012 10:20 PM

    I lol-ed at all the candy/maple bar references, shows how one single incident stays with a person for a while (if not for ever)

  11. mikeinsanfran says: May 30, 2012 10:51 PM

    “Tate came on down the stretch last season with 19 receptions in the final five games.”

    Averaging 3.8 catches per game is good?

  12. jrubb42 says: May 30, 2012 10:52 PM

    Sidney Rice with an offseason surgery? Yeah right?

  13. canetic says: May 30, 2012 10:56 PM

    I’m shocked that a player picked by Pete Carroll has failed to live up to expectations.

  14. idealisticapathetic says: May 30, 2012 11:23 PM

    Terrell Owens was spotted speeding a rusty old beat-up brown Buick to Pete Carrel’s house, with some flowers, his resume’, and a bottle of Jay-Z’s vodka.

    Thumbs up if you seen da leprechaun

  15. randallflagg52 says: May 30, 2012 11:42 PM

    This kid was a beast at Notre Dame, but was pretty raw when it came to running the route tree. I hope Seattle sticks with him because once he gets the finer points of his game down he could become a Steve Smith type player with his speed, YAC skills and ability to get the ball at it’s highest point over larger defenders. Seattle seems pretty deep, although questionable (Rice’s health, Butler’s health, Williams’ hands), at WR so Tate will probably face an uphill battle.

  16. snoqualmieterry says: May 30, 2012 11:47 PM

    Our free agent ex husky should make the team. Tate has been an under achiever.

  17. sweetnlow44 says: May 31, 2012 12:52 AM

    Tentative favorite to be Seattle’s #2 receiver?

    What!?!

    That’s ridiculous! No way he’s considered the number 2. Obomanu, BMW, and Baldwin are all ahead of Tate and he’ll most likely get beat out by a healthy Butler. He’ll be battling Lockette, Durham, and the rooks Kearse and Tuinei for a spot on the roster.

  18. joetoronto says: May 31, 2012 5:24 AM

    Nice 2nd round bust, Pete.

  19. trollhammer20 says: May 31, 2012 9:47 AM

    OK, who put the bear trap around the Top Pot Maple Bar?

    Tate has only seen limited action thus far, but he has made a couple of spectacular plays, like his TD catch against Philly (youtube search it to see one of the best catches of last year). This is really his “make or break” year; hopefully, the “break” part is out of the way now.

    A lot of people made comments about Seattle not drafting a WR even though it was an “area of need”. The team actually has a lot of bodies at WR – Rice, Williams, Baldwin, Tate, Obomanu, Durham, Lockette, and Deon Butler.

    There will be a lot of competition for WR spots this year. I think Rice and Baldwin are the only two guys who are guaranteed spots on the roster. Williams is coming off a pretty significant injury, and as of right now can only run in a straight line; he will be pressed by Kris Durham. This leaves Tate, Obo, Butler, Lockette, and a couple of rookies battling for 2-3 roster spots.

  20. supesfan34 says: May 31, 2012 10:59 AM

    mikeinsanfran says:May 30, 2012 10:51 PM

    “Tate came on down the stretch last season with 19 receptions in the final five games.”

    Averaging 3.8 catches per game is good?

    ————————————————–

    When your QB is Tarvaris Jackson, 3.8 catches per game is OUTSTANDING!

  21. snakebite65 says: Jun 16, 2012 11:21 PM

    Some of you clowns need to keep your comments to yourself. The donut incident is old and many of you have no idea of what you’re talking about. Have to laugh because I’m sure the only thing many of you have ever played is with yourselves.

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