Seahawks lose wide receiver Golden Tate to Detroit Lions


SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 19: Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates in the fourth quarter while taking on the San Francisco 49ers during the 2014 NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field on January 19, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

DETROIT - The Detroit Lions have signed former Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate.

On Wednesday, the Lions came to terms with the free agent on a five-year contract, according to the Lions website.  

Tate led the Seattle Seahawks with 64 catches and 898 yards receiving last season, setting career highs in both categories. The former Notre Dame star also scored five touchdowns last season, giving him 15 in his four-year career.

"I definitely do not want to play against Seattle, I'll tell you that," Tate said in February after Seattle's Super Bowl parade. "I don't want to play against Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor for sure, but we'll see. Only time will tell. I think I set myself up regardless if it's here — hopefully it's here — or elsewhere with the way I play the game."

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