The Eagles got the ball rolling in terms of wide receivers in free agency by re-signing Riley Cooper, but there’s still a deep group of players at the position heading for March 11 without certainty about where they’ll play next season.
One such player is Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate, who is set to become a free agent and remains unsure if he has a future in Seattle. On Thursday, he offered no insight into the status of contract talks or if there were even any contract talks to update while saying he’s still hopefully that he’ll stay a Seahawk.
“I did the tough part, and that’s performing on the field,” Tate said, via the Seattle Times. “And hopefully, I can call Seattle home for a few more years. But we’ll see. I know that coach [Pete] Carroll has expressed that he would like to have me on the team, and I have expressed that I would like to stay on this team because I see this team winning for a long time. But we will see. Only time will tell.”
Philly did more than just solidify their receiving corps by locking up Cooper.They also started to set the market for an entire crop of free agent wideouts that are seen as something less than the No. 1 guy on a depth chart. Tate would fall into that group, although he said Thursday that he thinks his situation is “very, very different” from Cooper’s.
Every player’s case is going to be different, but the depth of the market and the amount of players in similar straits make it hard to believe that Tate will wind up with much more than the five-year, $25 million contract with $10 million guaranteed that Cooper got from the Eagles.