Golden Tate moves to Philadelphia Eagles from Detroit Lions


While the Eagles offense may not be incredibly potent at the moment, they now led the league in time of possession, holding onto the ball for nearly 34 minutes a game.

Tate has 44 catches for 517 yards (11.8-yard average) and three TDs, although he's been held to 50 yards or fewer in each of the past three games since his monster game at Dallas with eight catches for 132 yards and two scores.

For Tate, who now ranks as DLF's WR32 in 2018, he is on pace for his third straight 1,000 yard receiving season and fourth in the last five years.

10 ranked offense in the National Football League, but they rightfully decided that wasn't enough, as they went out and acquired wide receiver Golden Tate from the Detroit Lions Tuesday (a ideal Patriots target, for what it's worth). You kept hearing they couldn't do it or they're not good enough, known as underdogs they just kept grinding.

Tate will be an unrestricted free agent after this season. We're always going to try to win.

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The defending Super Bowl champions Eagles are 4-4 and have a bye this week.

"We know this is an incredibly smart guy and an incredibly hard worker", Roseman said of Tate. So, when rumors started flying that Tate could end up being traded, I got a bit excited. "During the season, the playbook gets a little smaller because it's game-plan-specific, so I think that will help him, too".

Say what you will about Tate, but if anything he's going to shrink the team's time of possession differential with his big-play ability, as opposed to shortening the game with some well-timed rushes up the middle (that's far from a bad thing).

The Lions are 3-4 and just traded away a popular and productive player. Also Tuesday, Detroit restructured the contract of wide receiver Marvin Jones, saving $2.2 million against its salary cap, sources told ESPN's Michael Rothstein.