Golden Tate signs 5-year contract with Detroit Lions

Golden Tate signs 5-year contract with Detroit Lions

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Golden Tate signs 5-year contract with Detroit Lions

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 12 at 1:27 PM

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver and free agent Golden Tate has signed a five-year deal with the Detroit Lions, the Detroit Lions announced on their website Wednesday.

Tate traveled to Detroit on Tuesday night to meet with the Lions on Wednesday.

While details of the deal weren't released, the Lions' website said, "Tate spent most of the day touring the team’s Allen Park practice facility with wide receivers coach Robert Prince and also spent a considerable amount of time with Lions vice chairman Bill Ford.

"Ford said back in 1995 during free agency when defensive tackle Henry Thomas visited Detroit: 'Don’t let him out of the showroom.'

"The Lions didn’t let Tate out of the showroom."

Tate also confirmed the deal on Twitter: 

The deal is reportedly worth $31 million with $13.25 million guaranteed.

Tate was the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks' top receiver last season. He appeared to be Detroit's top target in free agency because it is looking for someone to complement All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson.

Over four years, Tate caught 165 passes for 2,195 yards and 15 touchdowns. In 2014, he snagged 64 passes for 898 yards and five touchdowns as one of the Seahawks’ top receivers.

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