The Detroit Lions might be making a move ahead of the NFL trade deadline, as Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports they have been fielding calls from teams interested in wide receiver Golden Tate.
A couple notes from The Aftermath with 24 hours until trade deadline: #Raiders still shopping veterans, including Bruce Irvin, and keep an eye on Golden Tate, though the #Lions would have to be blown away to move him. @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/nAZW6d35bQ
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 29, 2018
“I can tell you that the Lions have been fielding calls as teams have reached out about Tate. At this point my understanding is it’s not likely Tate gets moved unless they get blown away by an offer.”
Pelissero speculates that a mid-round draft pick could be enough to get Detroit to let go of the 30-year-old receiver.
One of the best the NFL has to offer in terms of yards after the catch, Tate has hauled in 44 passes for 517 yards and three touchdowns so far this year.
He is currently playing out the final year of his current contract, so any team that makes a deal for his services would be essentially running the risk of it being a short-term rental.
One team that springs to mind as a potential partner is the New England Patriots, who’re reportedly in the market for a “premier” receiver ahead of the dealine.