• New Lions receiver Golden Tate to bring passion for charity work to Detroit

    Summary of 10 articles · Updated Mar 19, 2014
    After signing a five-year, $31 million contract with the Lions, Tate said he plans to bring the same passion to Detroit. And when Tate is healthy, he is very good. But you know the rest … helped convince sure-handed wide receiver Golden Tate to sign with the team, but in addition to football and golf, the two talked about charity work during their 15- to 20-minute conversation Wednesday. Tate brings talent, fire and the ability to carry an offense late in the game when the team needs to run to win, something the Browns could not do a year ago. The deal is for two years and $6.2 million, and breaks down this way, according to ESPN's Roster Management System: Tate’s salary cap cost in 2014 is $2.406 million $750,000 for the prorated signing bonus , $1 million for the base salary and $656,250 for the roster bonus. I did everything right, and the offer that they offered it was like ‘is this serious?’ But the organization is offering guys from other places two times, almost three times, what they offered me and I was kind of like ‘are you serious? I have given everything and this is what you give me?”’
    Source: detnews.com
    • Breaking down Ben Tate's contract

      Ben Tate's contract with the Cleveland Browns is a “show me” deal that rewards him for staying healthy, but puts off his big payday until 2016. The deal is for two years and $6.2 million, and breaks down this way, according to ESPN's Roster Management S…
    • Golden Tate says Seattle’s offer was “laughable”

      Before the start of free agency, wide receiver Golden Tate said he would consider giving the Seattle Seahawks a “hometown discount” to remain with the world champions. “I would rather take a little less to be happy and win ball games than to take way mo…
    • Tate on 710AM: "I'm just appalled the attitude i have received on Twitter"

      Some pretty strong comments from former Seahawks receiver Golden Tate during an interview today with 710ESPN Seattle today, which is the flagship station for the Seahawks.
  • Tate fits the Lions' profile as a receiver

    DETROIT -- It started with a profile, because pretty much everything with the Detroit Lions these days begins with a conversation to put together the vision in their heads. It is how Tom Lewand and Martin Mayhew brainstormed the criteria they would like…
    Source: ESPN.com

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