Well, we did not think it would happen, but apparently, it has.
According to a tweet from Adam Schefter, Tate has been traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for a third-round pick.
Detroit is trading WR Golden Tate to the Philadelphia Eagles for a third-round pick, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 30, 2018
Tate came to the Lions prior to the 2014 NFL season. Since then, he has racked up 416 receptions for 4,741 yards and 22 touchdowns.
This was the final year of Tate’s contract and at 30 years old, the price tag to extend him was apparently too steep for the Lions.
Nation, what do you think of this trade?
Detroit Lions DL Ricky Jean Francois calls out teammates following loss to Seahawks
The Detroit Lions should be embarrassed after their abysmal performance during Sunday’s 28-14 loss at home to the Seattle Seahawks. After all, the Lions were dominated in all three phases of the game as the Seahawks were clearly the more prepared team and the team that wanted the win the most.
Following the game, Lions defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois spoke to the media and he was clearly not thrilled as he called out his teammates.
“We didn’t focus on nothing, we couldn’t stop the run, and we let the Seattle offense control the game. We killed ourselves in penalties, we didn’t connect with their plays and we didn’t focus at all. We were just out there playing.”
“I just want everybody to lock back in. Lock in for these next 10 weeks, just lock in. Leave everything else alone outside of this building. I know you love your family, but tell them you will see them in February. Just lock in and do your job.”
“We came out flat with no focus. We just weren’t ready to go again. That team came off that bus ready to go. They were ready to execute everything, they were ready to put their skills on display. We just came out there and weren’t focused at all.”
We are not sure about dropping their families for the next three months, but RJF is right about the Lions having to focus on the task at hand.
Up next for the Lions is a very difficult game on the road against the Minnesota Vikings. With their loss to Seattle to drop to 3-4 on the season, Detroit will now be forced to win at least a couple of games that nobody thinks they will win. A victory over Minnesota on the road could be just what the doctor ordered for the Lions to get back in the mix.
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