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Golden Tate to visit with Lions


The Lions have a need for a receiver to put across from Calvin Johnson and it looks like they have their sights set on Golden Tate.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Tate will visit with the Lions on Tuesday night. As you’d imagine given the timing, it is the first visit for Tate since free agency opened and it wouldn’t be surprising if it wound up being the only visit given Detroit’s need at the position.

Tate had 64 catches for 898 yards and five touchdowns for the Seahawks last season and served as the team’s top receiver for most of the season. He wouldn’t have to play that role in Detroit with Megatron on the field, which could work out well for quarterback Matthew Stafford and the Lions offense as a whole.

Tate, the 26th-ranked player on PFT’s Hot 100 list of free agents, said last week that he hadn’t heard much from the Seahawks. They may be waiting for the market to give them a sense of Tate’s value, as they did with defensive end Michael Bennett, but the Lions could make the Seahawks’ strategy moot if they come up with the right offer.