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LOOK: Bob Quinn releases statement following Golden Tate trade

On Tuesday afternoon, the Detroit Lions traded receiver Golden Tate to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a third round draft pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Following the completion of the trade, Lions executive vice president and general manager Bob Quinn released a statement thanking Tate for his years in Detroit and wishing him luck moving forward.

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“On behalf of our entire organization, I would like to sincerely thank Golden for his countless contributions to our team during his time as a Detroit Lion. For more than four years Golden displayed an unwavering commitment to not only his coaches and teammates, but also the City of Detroit.

The impact he made on and off the field set an example for our team and serves as a testament to his character. We wish Golden and his family the very best in the next step of his career.”

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Damon “Snacks” Harrison accomplishes something no other Detroit Lions DT has

There was a ton of excitement for Detroit Lions fans heading into Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. Not only did the team have a chance to move to 4-3 on the season, but they also had a new “impact” defender making his debut.

Last week, the Lions traded a fifth-round pick to the New York Giants for DT Damon “Snacks” Harrison. Acquiring Harrison was perfect for the Lions as their defense through six games was one of the worst in the NFL when it came to stopping the run.

Well, the Lions may have lost the game, but Harrison was certainly a bright spot.

In fact, in his first game with the team, “Snacks” accomplished something no Lion had ever accomplished before as he became the first DT in franchise history to record seven solo tackles, a sack, and two tackles for loss in a single game.

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