Golden Tate could get contract extension this summer

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At the Super Bowl, wide receiver Golden Tate said that he’d like to start talking to the Lions about a contract extension that would keep him in Detroit beyond the end of the 2018 season.

General Manager Bob Quinn said last week that no talks about a new contract have happened “as of yet,” but his history says that isn’t a sign that a deal is off the table. Quinn has extended the likes of Matthew Stafford and Darius Slay over the summer and said the same could happen with Tate this year.

“I think all those things in my time here have happened in the summer,” Quinn said, via the Detroit Free Press. “I think our concentration and our focus right now is on the draft. Things that come down the road after that, they’ll come and go and we’ll talk through it.”

Tate, who will make $7 million in 2018 and turn 30 in August, has caught at least 90 passes in all four of his seasons with the Lions.

7 responses to “Golden Tate could get contract extension this summer

  1. spartanlegend says:
    April 3, 2018 at 9:18 am
    How long until some genius makes a comment about a doughnut? Because I’m sure you’ve never done anything worse than stealing a doughnut
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    Not long apparently.

  2. The most underrated WR in the league. Aside from a few years ago when he had short mental-lapse over a few games that had him benched for one half, he’s been absolutely clutch when his number gets called. According to Mlive, his Detroit contract was $31mil over 5 years and he’s averaged 93 catches and 1056 yds over these years in Detroit. And I think his style of play can keep him healthy and productive for another 5 years… Lock him up, Quinn!

  3. ronrivers says:
    The most underrated WR in the league. Aside from a few years ago when he had short mental-lapse over a few games that had him benched for one half, he’s been absolutely clutch when his number gets called. According to Mlive, his Detroit contract was $31mil over 5 years and he’s averaged 93 catches and 1056 yds over these years in Detroit. And I think his style of play can keep him healthy and productive for another 5 years… Lock him up, Quinn!
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    He lost you a game by catching the ball for first down yardage and then running backwards trying to get more yardage and got tackled short of the line to gain. That kind of thing is why Seattle got rid of him. Talented, but not very bright.

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