That's a more formal way of pointing out that Tate was in the final year of his contract, and that he was probably not showing indications of plans to-resign with Detroit in free agency. Last year, he caught 92 passes for 1,003 yards and five touchdowns.
Tate is still owed the remainder of the $7 million he is making this season, so he's not exactly a bargain.
He also leads the league in yards after catch since he was drafted in 2010 and has not missed a game since 2012.More news: Denver Broncos: Demaryius Thomas trade details with Texans
Coming off a win against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London on Sunday, the Eagles, 4-4, are sitting in second place in the NFC East behind the Washington Redskins. "Friendships. It's working together for a long time", Patricia said. The bye week certainly helps. We have a little bit of time to get him up to speed.
Lions general manager Bob Quinn issued a statement about Tate. "We wish Golden and his family the very best in the next step of his career".
The Lions are 3-4 and just traded away a popular and productive player.