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Tate caught five passes on seven targets for 51 yards Sunday against the Packers.
Tate recorded 93 yards in Week 1, but has accumulated just 108 yards in the last two games combined. His targets have remained steady, though he's still looking for his first touchdown of the season. He should have a good opportunity for one in Week 4, as the Lions will play a Jets team that is very good at stopping the run, but has struggled significantly against the pass this season.
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Tate had five catches on eight targets for 57 yards Sunday against the Panthers.
Tate appeared well on his way to a big game, catching four passes for 51 yards in the first quarter, but he caught only one pass more in the entire game. He continues to be an solid complement to Calvin Johnson and he'll look for more targets in Week 3 against the Packers.
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Tate caught all six of his targets for 93 yards in Monday's 35-14 loss to the Giants.
Tate turned in a strong Lions debut, though it was Calvin Johnson who caught both of Matt Stafford's touchdowns. Of the team's 30 targets, Johnson (11), Tate (six) and Reggie Bush (six) combined for 23. Meanwhile, the team's tight-end trio was fairly quiet, and no other wide receivers were targeted. Next week brings a tough Panthers defense, and while yards will likely be harder to come by, Matt Stafford could end up throwing far more passes.
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Tate caught three passes for 36 yards in the Lions' third preseason game.
Tate is locked in as a starter opposite Calvin Johnson, so this preseason is simple about him getting acclimated to Matthew Stafford and Detroit's offense.
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Tate caught his only target for 14 yards in Saturday's preseason opener against the Browns.
Locked in as a starter and no longer dealing with a shoulder injury, Tate just needs to make it through the preseason without getting hurt. The change in offensive systems should lead to more targets, but the Lions do have plenty of players to throw to, even if the receivers behind Tate and Calvin Johnson are shaky. Reggie Bush and Joique Bell are both proven receiving threats out of the backfield, while first-round rookie Eric Ebron joins Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria in the tight end group.
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Lions removed Golden Tate (shoulder) from active/PUP.
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Lions placed WR Golden Tate (undisclosed) and RE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) on the active/PUP list.
We're not quite sure what is ailing Tate, but there's been no indication his absence will be long. Ansah is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and was fully expected to open camp on PUP. He'll be ready for Week 1.
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Golden Tate is not expected to return punts for the Lions.
Tate was Pro Football Focus' No. 1 punt returner while playing for Seattle last season, averaging 11.5 yards per return. In Detroit, he'll focus on an expanded offensive role while putting that unique elusiveness to use opposite Calvin Johnson. Jeremy Ross is expected to remain the primary return man.
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Golden Tate compared his role in the Lions offense to the one Lance Moore had with the Saints.
Per the Lions' official site, new OC Joe Lombardi has brought over a lot of concepts he learned while in New Orleans for the previous seven seasons. Between 2008-12, Moore's per-game averages were 4.05 catches for 51.6 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. He had one 1,000-yard season, one 10-touchdown season and went over 60 catches three times during that span. Tate is capable of far greater things as he's more athletic, more explosive, has better hands and will be in space more while playing off Calvin Johnson.
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New Lions WR Golden Tate said the Seahawks' offer to re-sign him was "laughable."
Tate says the Seahawks weren't willing to make more than a take-it-or-leave-it offer, and that he'll make more in Detroit this season than he would have the next two years in Seattle. Tate had claimed he was open to giving the Seahawks a hometown discount, but the sides were clearly never on the same page.