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Golden Tate was surprised by lack of offers in free agency

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate reveals that he did not enjoy the process of free agency before he signed for the franchise on a five-year deal.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate has admitted that he was surprised by the lack of interest in his services during free agency in the off-season.

The 26-year-old was allowed to hit the free-agent market by the Seattle Seahawks despite playing an integral part in their Super Bowl triumph.

Tate signed with the Lions on a five-year deal after receiving just one suitable offer during the process.

He told the Detroit Free Press: "I'm not going to lie, I thought I'd be a hot commodity. It got closer and I thought I was going to have seven or eight teams wanting me.

"Wasn't the case at all, which is OK. I guess all you need is one team to really love you."

Tate has recorded 66 receptions for 909 yards and five touchdowns this season.


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Golden Tate #15 celebrates with Jeremy Ross #12 of the Detroit Lions after a first quarter touchdown agains the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field on October 05, 2014
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