"One of the top receivers available right now".
The Lions got a third-round pick out of the Eagles for him and then stumbled to a 6-10 season as he helped Philadelphia reach the playoffs and beat the Bears in the wildcard round on Tate's game-winning reception. This past season with both teams, he caught 74 passes for 795 yards and four touchdowns.
The former second round draft pick has racked up 611 receptions for 7,214 yards and 38 touchdowns over his nine-year National Football League career. The deal includes $23 million in fully guaranteed money. It is a bit of a surprise he'd choose the Giants given their current situation and him being 30 years old.
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He's a good player and he deserves to be paid like one, but the signing is still confusing.
From Tate's perspective, he's spending what might end up being the last few productive years of his career with a team that isn't on the verge of competing anytime soon.
As early as Wednesday afternoon, sources told CLNS Media that free agent wide receiver Adam Humphries had second thoughts about picking Tennessee over an opportunity to play with Tom Brady and the Patriots.
The Giants' plan? Still not clear.
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