PHILADELPHIA, PA –
The Eagles have acquired wide receiver Golden Tate from the Detroit Lions ahead of the 4 p.m. trade deadline in exchange for a 3rd-round pick.
Tate has 44 receptions on 69 targets with 517 yards and three touchdowns through 7 games this season. He is on pace to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark for the fourth time in five seasons. Tate comes to the Eagles on the final year of his contract after being drafted in the second round by the Seahawks in 2010.
This move adds yet another weapon to the arsenal for Carson Wentz who is back to his 2017 form. Tate is a player who plays fast and is a good route-running receiver who will open up the field and provide a big-play ability for the offense.
The wideout took to Twitter to announce the move.
It’s been real DETROIT! I’ll love ya forever. Philly Philly let’s get it!!
— Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) October 30, 2018
The Eagles will now have a bye week to get their new toy up to speed and ready to face the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football as they look to win the NFC East.
With just under two hours left before the deadline, we’ll see what else Howie Roseman has up his sleeve.
More to come.