Published: Fri, March 15, 2019
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Golden Tate heads to the Giants to help replace Odell Beckham Jr

Golden Tate heads to the Giants to help replace Odell Beckham Jr

Tate was the best receiver still available to sign in free agency.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the nine-year veteran has agreed to a four-year deal with the Giants worth $37.5 million - $23 million of it guaranteed.

Sources confirmed that New England's offer was for roughly $30 million over four years, which is in the ballpark of the Titans' four-year, $36 million deal.

The Lions traded Golden Tate at the trade deadline a year ago because they didn't think they could re-sign him very easily. It's unclear if those moves take them out of the running for Tate.

So the decision to add Tate is a bit of a head-scratcher other than to say Gettleman truly believes he can win and rebuild at the same time.


Trading Beckham put the Giants in a likely rebuilding mode.

Tate finished last season with the Philadelphia Eagles following his trade from the Detroit Lions. Entering his sixth National Football League season, his career includes previous stints with the Seattle Seahawks (2017), Houston Texans (2015-16) and the New York Jets (2014).

McCourty played 80 percent of the Patriots' defensive snaps during the regular season and was one of four Patriots defensive players who played every snap in the Super Bowl.

The Giants' top receiver in the Beckham void is Sterling Shepard, whose best production comes from the slot.

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