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Golden Tate eyeballs a new contract

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After word emerged that the Patriots had given receiver Julian Edelman a new contract, Lions receiver Golden Tate had a thought: What about me?

Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Tate took to Twitter on Thursday night to make the case for a new deal. Said Tate, “I hope I’m one of the next ones to get extended . . . big plays can come in all shapes and forms huh?”

The Lions owe Tate $6 million this year and $7 million in 2018, the final $13 million of a five-year, $31 million contract. And Tate has had three solid seasons in Detroit, with 280 catches, 3,221 yards, and 14 touchdowns.

It’s unlikely that the Lions will sign Tate to a new deal with two years left on his current one. The broader question is whether G.M. Bob Quinn, who inherited Tate, wants to keep him around. The first question in that regard will be whether Quinn keeps coach Jim Caldwell beyond 2017.

How well Tate performs in 2017 also will be a factor, along with how the Lions expect him to play in 2018 and beyond.

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7 Responses to “Golden Tate eyeballs a new contract”
  1. patsxsaintsfan says: Jun 9, 2017 11:09 AM

    6 and 7 million is a pretty good deal for both sides. Julian’s contract is a 3 year 19.5 extension I think and Tate isn’t better than Edelman.

  2. purplepanteez says: Jun 9, 2017 11:09 AM

    Dude wants to get paid for the Fail Mary catch. That’s fair.

  3. hawksfansince77 says: Jun 9, 2017 11:12 AM

    Glad you rescinded your “hometown discount” in Seattle…now you’re Detroit’s $$$ headache.

  4. Before you hate, just make sure you refer to him as '2015 PRO BOWL MVP' Matthew Stafford says: Jun 9, 2017 11:36 AM

    Gotta extend the NFL’s 31st-best player first! He’s the one that earned you an extension, Golden

  5. THX 138 says: Jun 9, 2017 11:41 AM

    Maybe he can afford to pay for donuts now instead of stealing them.

  6. schmitty2 says: Jun 9, 2017 11:45 AM

    Steals donuts, sleeps with teammate’s wife, clearly pushes off a defender on the “fail mary” and then flat out denies it all. This guy is a Grade A turd.

  7. detroitsportsfan11 says: Jun 10, 2017 10:10 AM

    I’d rather have Cutler instead of Stafford, at least he has a playoff win.

    Golden Tate is all talk, just like Stone Hands Ebron.

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