Golden Tate Agrees To Four-Year, $37.5M Deal With Giants

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Golden Tate makes a catch against Chicago Bears defenders during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Sunday Jan. 6 2019 in Chicago. AP

According to the Detroit Lions, they have signed free-agent OL Oday Aboushi and S Andrew Adams. That's good, but it's concerning that Tate's two-worst-graded seasons (since his rookie year) have come in 2018 and 2016.

Adams originally entered the National Football League with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent out of CT in 2016.

Golden Tate got paid on Thursday, signing a four-year, $37.5 million deal with the New York Giants.

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No, he's not the answer to filling the cleats of Odell Beckham Jr.

The 30-year-old Tate spent last season between the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles, finishing with a combined 74 receptions for 795 yards and four touchdowns. For his career, Tate, who will turn 31 before his first season with the Giants, has 611 catches for 7,214 yards and 38 touchdowns in his career. Tate has since played for the Lions and very briefly - after a midseason trade - for the Eagles. The addition of Tate would also minimize the need to draft a wide receiver early and take some of the pressure off of James Washington early in the season. And Pat Shurmur's offense should be interesting if the line can keep the veteran signal-caller out of harm's way.

He certainly isn't the second coming of OBJ for the Giants but it's a start. This seems like a odd move for a team that's supposedly in rebuild-mode, and though I don't love the fit, I do love the player.

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