By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate. The Eagles are sending a third-round draft pick to Detroit for the veteran.
The Eagles get another play-maker for the offense. Last year, the team sent a second-round pick to the Miami Dolphins for Jay Ajayi.
Tate is the second wide receiver to be dealt before Tuesday’s 4 pm trade deadline. The Houston Texans have previously acquired Demaryius Thomas in a trade with the Denver Broncos.
The Philadelphia Eagles were in the mix for Amari Cooper. The Oakland Raiders decided to trade Cooper to the Eagles rival, the Dallas Cowboys, for a first-round draft pick.
Tate now gives the Eagles a wide receiver, who can run after the catch. He can also play the slot if head coach Doug Pedersen asks him to do so.
The wide receiver can also make game-altering plays to help his team win.
The 30-year-old Hendersonville, Tennessee native has made seven appearances with four starts this season. He has 44 receptions for 517 yards and three touchdowns.
Tate joined the Lions prior to the 2014 season. He will be joining his third NFL team, as he also began his career with the Seattle Seahawks, where he played his first four seasons.
With the Lions, he appeared in 71 games with 64 starts in four-plus seasons. He had 416 receptions for 4,741 yards and 22 touchdowns.
During his four seasons in Seattle, he made 58 appearances, including 33 starts. He had 165 receptions for 2,195 yards and 15 touchdowns.