Golden Tate RUMORS & NEWS

  • Lions’ Tate teams with Pizza Hut for ‘Golden Pizza’

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions won’t play in the Super Bowl — what else is new? But Golden Tate will be busy. The wide receiver announced Wednesday he is teaming up with Pizza Hut to help introduce the “Golden Pizza” in honor of the Super Bowl’s “golden anniversary” Sunday. To be more specific, it’s a..." February 04

  • Lions' Tate thinks he'll bounce back under Cooter

    Detroit News "Golden Tate is coming off his worst game with the Lions after having just two catches for 14 yards in last week’s loss to the Vikings. Although he respects former offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, he hopes to be more of a factor the rest of the season under Jim Bob Cooter. “Hopefully, this..." October 29

  • Dean Blandino on why Golden Tate play ruled a TD "Our weekly national nightmare about what constitutes a catch continues. Prior to halftime between the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears at Ford Field, Golden Tate had a short pass knocked out of his hands as he crossed the goal line. A Bears defender came down with the ball before it hit the..." October 18

  • Golden Tate: Lions fans 'turned their back on us' during loss to Cardinals

    Detroit News "Just before kickoff, Lions wide receiver Golden Tate took a look into the stands. He was stunned to find a lot of empty seats. And he found a whole lot more of them starting in the third quarter of the Lions’ 42-17 loss on Sunday afternoon at Ford Field. That prompted Tate to go on a rant..." October 12

  • Lions' Tate: Opponents are calling out our plays

    Detroit Free Press "Matthew Stafford insisted the Detroit Lions have not become too predictable on offense after they fell to 0-3 in Sunday night's loss to the Denver Broncos, but one of his teammates said opposing defenses have started calling out the Lions' plays. In his weekly interview on 105.1-FM, receiver..." September 30

  • Lions' Tate: '110%' certain Vikings took cheap shots

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate did not mince any words when he was asked today if the Minnesota Vikings took some cheap shots Sunday in the Lions' 26-16 loss. "One hundred and ten percent," Tate said slowly and emphatically. "After watching the film there were several holds, late hits..." September 22

  • Lions reportedly restructure Golden Tate's contract, create $2.25M in cap space

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions were butting up against the league's $143.28 million salary cap and felt they needed a little bit more entering the 2015 season. According to ESPN, the team accomplished that goal by restructuring wide receiver Golden Tate's contract, converting $3 million of this year's base..." September 10

  • Lions' Golden Tate: I was never jealous of Percy Harvin

    Detroit Free Press "He hemmed and hawed and laughed, and after 17 seconds of meaningful silence, Golden Tate asked the reporter to repeat his question. Jealous? Of Percy Harvin? Not Tate. Tate downplayed any friction between him and his former Seattle Seahawks teammate on Monday, saying recent comments..." August 18

  • Lions' Golden Tate: 'I just want to be better'

    Detroit Free Press "Receiver Golden Tate had a great first season with the Detroit Lions last year. He set career bests with 99 catches and 1,331 yards on his way to his first Pro Bowl in fifth NFL season. But Tate thinks that he can do even better this year. "Just want to be a little bit better: catch one more..." June 02

  • Golden Tate doesn't see losing Ndamukong Suh as adding offensive pressure

    ESPN "Golden Tate sees the loss of Ndamukong Suh, like most others, as a blow to the Detroit Lions. What the receiver doesn't think, though, is that the changes on the Lions' defense will put more pressure on Detroit's offense featuring Tate, Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford. "No, I don't think..." March 31

  • Golden Tate -- Russell Wilson Shoulda Stopped Wife-Bangin' Rumors ... 'It's a Bunch of Bulls**t'

    TMZ "Golden Tate is pissed that Russell Wilson didn't IMMEDIATELY put a stop to the rumors that he banged his former QB's wife -- telling TMZ Sports, "It's sad that he's letting it go on." The ex-Seattle Seahawks WR (who now plays for the Lions) was out in Bev Hills last night with some friends --..." February 19

  • Tate: 'A little envy' of Seahawks' Super Bowl trip

    Detroit Free Press "There was a hint of jealousy in Golden Tate's voice. The Detroit Lions wide receiver played in his first career Pro Bowl on Sunday, and played well. He caught two passes for 98 yards, had the longest reception of the game, a 60-yarder that set up quarterback Matthew Stafford's first touchdown,..." January 27

  • Golden Tate denies affair with Russell Wilson's ex-wife, being punched by Percy Harvin

    SB Nation "Golden Tate is tired of hearing his name pop up in social media rumors, to the point that he felt compelled to address them in an open letter to NFL fans. In the letter, which was published Friday on The Cauldron, the Detroit Lions wide receiver shot down reports of an affair with Russell Wilson's..." January 17

  • Golden Tate's Girlfriend Will Find You If You Bring Up That Rumor

    Deadspin "We're probably all familiar with the rumor involving Golden Tate and Russell Wilson. The gist of it is that Tate slept with Wilson's then-wife, Ashton Meem, causing a rift with the Seahawks that came to a head the week before Super Bowl XLVIII, when Percy Harvin punched Tate in the face. Everyone..." December 04

  • Golden Tate: Seahawks missing Percy Harvin and me "Golden Tate has taken his game to another level in his first season with the Detroit Lions. He has a theory on why his former team, the Seahawks, has struggled in its passing game in 2014. "Their problem," Tate said last week, via "Now they don't have me or Percy (Harvin)." Tate..." November 19

  • Golden Tate denies being punched by Percy Harvin

    SB Nation "Golden Tate did his best to deflect questions about his rumored altercation with former teammate Percy Harvin in the wake of the Detroit Lions' win on Sunday. Eventually he was forced to address it. "I didn't get punched in the face. That's all a lie," he told Jeff Riger of CBS..." October 20

  • Lions WR Golden Tate calls Seattle Seahawks' contract offer 'laughable'

    Michigan Live "All things created equal, Golden Tate would have preferred to stay in Seattle. He even offered to take less money to remain with the Seahawks. But the 25-year-old wide receiver was incredibly disappointed with the deal proposed by his former employer. In an interview with 710 ESPN Seattle,..." March 19

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  • Golden Tate: “Only time will tell” if I return

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles got the ball rolling in terms of wide receivers in free agency by re-signing Riley Cooper, but there’s still a deep group of players at the position heading for March 11 without certainty about where they’ll play next season. One such player is Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate, who..." February 28

  • Golden Tate willing to take hometown discount with Seahawks

    Pro Football Talk "Receiver Golden Tate is one of just a few key contributors of the Seattle Seahawks set to become an unrestricted free agent following the team’s victory in Super Bowl XLVIII. Tate posted the best numbers of his career in nearly all categories in helping Seattle win their first championship...." February 05

  • Golden Tate: Suspended Seahawks Selfish

    ESPN "Seattle Seahawks receiver Golden Tate said cornerbacks Walter Thurmond and Brandon Browner were "selfish" by forcing the league to suspend them for substance abuse. "Everyone should realize where this team is," Tate said Tuesday on 710 ESPN radio in Seattle. "You are affecting way more than..." November 27

  • Playmaker Golden Tate a TD waiting to happen

    Tacoma News Tribune "Pete Carroll knew Golden Tate had it once he showed up at his team’s training camp three years ago – instant playmaking ability. “He has extraordinary athletic sense” Carroll said. “He really does. He has marvelous sense and it’s why he’s an all-around athlete. He can play golf and baseball—he..." September 13

  • Golden Tate wants to give Jim Harbaugh the “Sean Lee treatment”

    Pro Football Talk "Soon, it’ll be easier to list the Seahawks players who don’t want to beat up 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. Cornerback Brandon Browner wants to put his hands on Harbaugh’s neck. Receiver Golden Tate has something more creative in mind. Even though it’s something Tate already has done. “I..." June 22

  • Golden Tate ready to pick up where he left off with Seahawks

    Seattle Times "As the Seahawks began to break out offensively in the second half of the 2012 season, so did receiver Golden Tate. During Seattle’s 7-1 finishing kick that marked the Seahawks as a legit Super Bowl contender, Tate finally began to become the player the Seahawks suspected he could be when they..." June 09