Reports: Golden Tate agrees to 5-year deal with Detroit Lions


Nov 10, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) makes a catch for a touchdown under pressure from Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford (23) in the first half at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Golden Tate, who had played his whole four-year career with the Seahawks, agreed to a five-year deal with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, according to the Lions website.

Tate had spent the day in Detroit discussing his possible role on the offense, but reportedly enjoyed the idea of playing alongside Calvin Johnson.

Tim Twentyman first reported the deal.

Tate caught 64 passes for 898 yards, both career-highs, in 2013. He also had five touchdown catches, leading the Seahawks as the team’s No. 1 receiver for most of the season. He also notched 51 punt returns for 585 return yards in the Seahawks Super Bowl-winning season.

In his career in Seattle, Tate had 165 catches for 2,195 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Tate recently tweeted this: