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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:00:07 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (shoulder) was removed from the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, July 28, and he is expected to take part in the team's first training camp practice later in the day. Tate missed part of the team's spring workouts with a shoulder injury and said his shoulder was "just a little soreness" in June.
Fantasy Tip: Tate should be fine for preseason and for Week 1 of the regular season if he doesn't have any setbacks. Tate's new home gives him plenty of upside as the complement to Calvin Johnson. He's a great option to have as a WR3.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:25:39 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (undisclosed) will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform List, according to a league source.
Fantasy Tip: Tate did not practice at all during minicamp with an undisclosed injury, and it appears that issue is still bothering him. Check back when there is more information on the extent of the injury.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:30:55 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate knows he can block. Tate said blocking is just as important as catching the ball and even went as far as to say it's not that challenging.
Fantasy Tip: As much as Tate takes pride in his blocking, he's also a quality fantasy wide receiver. He recently said he expects to catch more passes this year, which is definitely achievable in Detroit's potent offense. Consider Tate a high-end WR3 to low-end WR2 in standard leagues this year.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:45:01 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate said he expects to catch more passes in 2014 than he did last season because opponents will be focusing on trying to cover WR Calvin Johnson. "I think if I can stay healthy ... it's going to be fun," Tate said. "I have a chance to catch a ton more balls. I'm going to see a lot of single coverage. I'm probably going to see a lot of No. 2 and No. 3 cornerbacks because everyone's going to be on No. 81."
Fantasy Tip: Tate should have a solid role in the passing game this season, but the team likely will spread the ball around because of the weapons they have on offense. Owners should consider Tate as a No. 3 wide receiver with the chance to become a No. 2 fantasy wide receiver.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:43:16 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (undisclosed) did not participate in any of the minicamp practices this week but should be ready for the start of training camp.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:41:43 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (undisclosed), RB Joique Bell (knee), RB Mikel Leshoure (undisclosed), WR Kevin Ogletree (undisclosed), DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) and OG Rob Sims (undisclosed) were present, but did not participate in organized team activities Thursday, June 12. WR T.J. Jones (undisclosed), LB Stephen Tulloch (undisclosed) and CB Chris Houston (toe) were absent from Lions' OTAs.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 05:56:05 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Jeremy Ross is likely the unquestioned punt returner for the team. WR Golden Tate has offered to return punts, but the team wants him to focus on offense.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:37:28 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate said he has learned about 70 to 80 percent of the offensive playbook so far. "I think I understand the majority of the material. I think I understand the concepts. I'd say around 70, 80 percent," Tate said. "The last 30 will really be understanding how to run their routes and how it's supposed to be executed."
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:47:33 -0700
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said Tuesday, April 22, that he can already see a rapport between QB Matthew Stafford and new target WR Golden Tate. "Matthew is certainly getting a good feel for Golden," Caldwell said. "Those two I think are going to function well."
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:46:40 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate said he thinks he can be a "more explosive Lance Moore," referring to the former New Orleans Saints receiver. Moore caught 65 passes for 1,041 yards and six touchdowns in 2012.
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