ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have acquired wide receiver Golden Tate, their top target in free agency.
Tate posted on his Twitter account Wednesday: "Wow I'm officially a Detroit #Lion. Extremely excited about the opportunity to grow with this organization."
He got a five-year deal is worth $31 million with $13.25 million guaranteed, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.
Tate was the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks' top receiver last season. The Lions were looking for someone to complement All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson, and they landed him on the second day of free agency.
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Golden Tate just agreed to a 5-year deal with the #Lions.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) March 12, 2014
Golden Tate deal reportedly 5-years, $31 million, $13.25 guaranteed— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) March 12, 2014
Caldwell said Lions were looking for No. 2 and "Golden Tate is going to be that individual."— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) March 12, 2014