Golden Tate will not be joining Patriots, as WR stays in NFC East

Ryan Hannable
March 14, 2019 - 4:51 pm

Golden Tate is not coming to the Patriots.

The veteran wide receiver has signed with the Giants, according to his agency.

ESPN's Adam Schefter adds his deal is for four years, worth $37.5 million and $23 million is fully guaranteed. Many connected Tate to the Patriots, especially after he said on a recent podcast he'd love to join the organization, but obviously that is not happening.

Tate will help the Giants in the post Odell Beckham Jr. era. It is a bit of a surprise he'd choose the Giants given their current situation and him being 30 years old.

NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported earlier Thursday the Patriots and Steelers had shown interest.

As for wide receivers left on the market, they include Randall Cobb, Michael Crabtree, Pierre Garcon, Jermaine Kearse and Kevin White.

Related: Patriots reportedly will sign WR Bruce Ellington to one-year deal

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