Golden Tate Reportedly Down to Patriots and Steelers in Free Agency

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The plan has yet to be revealed, but on Thursday, the Giants did manage to sign one of the best remaining free agents who also happens to play receiver. Tate will join either the New England Patriots or Pittsburgh Steelers in free agency, per a report.

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

But when it was all said and done, veteran Golden Tate opted to remain in the NFC East - this after a half of a season with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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The New York Giants are seemingly not interested in winning anything in 2019. But the nine-year pro will give quarterback Eli Manning a steady target.

Tate's production dropped dramatically previous year after a midseason trade from the Lions to the Eagles, where he averaged just 9.2 yards per reception and 34.2 yards per game. He caught 76 passes for 816 yards with five touchdowns in 2018.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Tate's deal is for four years and is worth a total of $37.5 million with 23 million of the amount being fully guaranteed. On paper, that's not a bad deal for a player of Tate's pedigree, as he's now the 17th highest paid wide receiver in the league, but after watching him play last season, should he really be in line for a bigger payday than DeSean Jackson? He was targeted at least 120 times in each of his first four seasons in the Motor City. It's unclear if those moves take them out of the running for Tate. And Pat Shurmur's offense should be interesting if the line can keep the veteran signal-caller out of harm's way.

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