When it was first announced that Detroit Lions receiver Golden Tate had suffered an injury to his shoulder against the New Orleans Saints in Week 6, the expectation was that he would be out of action for at least a couple of weeks. It seemed like a foregone conclusion that he would, at a minimum, miss the Lions Week 8 Sunday Night Football matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
But, that may not be the case.
According to NFL insider Adam Schefter, Tate, who is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game, plans to give it a go.
Lions WR Golden Tate, listed as questionable for Sunday night vs Steelers due to shoulder injury, plans to play, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 29, 2017
This is outstanding news for the Lions as Tate is the leading receiver on the team and is a favorite target of quarterback Matthew Stafford. In six games this season, he has 36 catches for 363 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
With rookie Kenny Golladay already listed as “out” for Sunday night’s game, the Lions are already short-handed at the receiver position. Having Tate available, even if he is not quite 100%, would be huge for the Lions.
TD Celebrations: Will the No. 2 Detroit Lions outperform the No. 1 Pittsburgh Steelers?
On Sunday night, when the Detroit Lions host the Pittsburgh Steelers, two teams noted for their end zone celebrations will be trying to one-up each other when they score touchdowns. No. 1 and No.2, of course, would be referring to the best celebration teams in football.
Wide receiver Golden Tate seems to head up the “celebration committee” for the Lions. In fact, Tate’s celebrations are so good that even head coach Jim Caldwell loves them.
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