A hole created by the trade of Odell Beckham Jr. was filled, at least partially, by the Giants on Thursday when they signed Golden Tate, a 30-year old receiver with a history of being a dependable target for his quarterbacks.
Tate, considered the best remaining wide receiver left on the market, signed a four-year contract worth $37.5 million, including $23 million in guaranteed money.
This cannot be considered the “replacement’’ for Beckham, as once the Giants decided to ship their former star to the Browns they knew they could not replace his production, dynamism and flat-out raw talent. Tate is a 10-year veteran with 611 career receptions for 7,214 yards and 38 touchdowns, more of a possession threat than a player who is going to rip through a defense. He has three 1,000-yard seasons on his resume and made one Pro Bowl, in 2014, when he had 99 catches for 1,331 yards and four touchdowns for the Lions.
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SOURCE: New York Post, by Paul Schwartz