The Lions will have options if they decide to move Golden Tate.
Detroit has received calls inquiring about their willingness to deal the 30-year-old wide receiver, according to a report from NFL Network. Detroit is unlikely to trade Tate, but may be willing to move him in exchange for a mid-round draft pick, the report says.
The Patriots are “particularly interested” in Tate, as well as Broncos wideout Demaryius Thomas, according to a separate report from NFL Network.
Tate is in the final season of the five-year, $31 million contract he signed with Detroit in March 2014.
The nine-year veteran has caught 44 passes for 517 yards and three touchdowns in seven games this season.
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Tate, who spent his first four NFL seasons with the Seahawks, has averaged 11.9 yards per reception and hauled in 37 touchdowns in 129 career games.
The Lions fell to 3-4 this season when they lost to the Seahawks last weekend. They’ll face the Vikings in Week 9 action Sunday.
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