Patriots, Steelers interested in signing Golden Tate


But Tate will take the money given that he's waited this long to cash on in a good receiver market. Obviously a big-name guy, traded from the Lions to the Eagles a year ago. The veteran finished with just 74 receptions for 795 yards and four touchdowns in 15 games.

In Tate, the Giants are getting one of the league's best slot receivers who ranks eighth in receptions and 16th in receiving yards since he entered the NFL back in 2010 as a second-round pick of the Seahawks.

The deal is for four years and worth $37.5 million, $23 million of which is fully guaranteed, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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Considering the Giants moved on from Landon Collins, Odell Beckham and Olivier Vernon in a week's time, it looks like the team is rebuilding around 38-year-old quarterback Eli Manning. He played in two seasons (2016-17) for the Giants, producing 73 tackles and one interception.

As is often the case with the Patriots, the defending Super Bowl champion have come out of the gates focusing more on keeping valuable depth players such as DE John Simon, WR Phillip Dorsett, and restricted free agent CB Jonathan Jones. It's a curious roster fit given that the Giants already have Sterling Shepard in the slot and lots of short-range receivers such as Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram. That much is clear.