Golden Tate reacts to being traded to Eagles

Golden Tate Acknowledges Patriots Trade Rumors With Befuddlement

Golden Tate Acknowledges Patriots Trade Rumors With Befuddlement

The Detroit Lions wide receiver must have been casually browsing the world of Twitter on Monday evening when he came upon a tweet from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, which noted that the Patriots are "are particularly interested in Demaryius Thomas and Golden Tate".

The defending Super Bowl champions were expected to try and make a deal by Tuesday's trade deadline after being rumored to be interested in a fair amount of players throughout the season who were potentially available for trade. The Eagles could receive a compensatory pick for Tate in 2020.

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports the team shipped a 2019 third-round draft pick to the Lions for Tate. Tate spent his first four seasons with Seattle. This season, Tate has 44 catches for 517 yards and three scores.

Just look at this past weekend for Philadelphia during their win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in which Matthews caught four passes for 93 yards, putting together his best outing to date since returning to the team back in September. He'll join Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor as the Eagles' top wide receivers.

After entering the National Football League as a second-round draft selection with the Seattle Seahawks in 2010 out of Notre Dame, Tate joined the Lions as an unrestricted free agent in 2014 and appeared in 71 games (64 starts) for Detroit. Detroit acquired him when he was an unrestricted free agent.

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