Philadelphia Eagles should reach out about trading for Golden Tate

Pelissero Lions fielding trade calls about Golden Tate

Pelissero Lions fielding trade calls about Golden Tate

As the National Football League trade deadline closes in, the Philadelphia Eagles have swung a deal to bolster their receiving corps.

However, when seeing how Matthews only had six catches leading up to Week 8, it shows why the Eagles have been exploring the possibility of bringing another receiver on board to put them in better shape for the second half of the regular season.

The Detroit Lions wide receiver must have been casually browsing the world of Twitter on Monday evening when he came upon a tweet from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, which noted that the Patriots are "are particularly interested in Demaryius Thomas and Golden Tate".

Tate, 30, has 44 catches for 517 yards and three touchdowns this season.

It was later announced that the Lions would be receiving a third-round pick in return.

Tate, 30, has been in the National Football League since 2010, when he was drafted in the second round by the Seattle Seahawks. He has been particularly good against the Cowboys in his career, catching 18 of 19 targets for 236 yards and two touchdowns in four games vs. Dallas. However, the Eagles will most likely play Agholor and Alshon Jeffery on the outside with Tate predominantly in the slot.

If Tate and the Lions had chose to part ways in the offseason, a move now certainly made some sense, especially with Detroit acquiring a third-round pick. Detroit acquired him when he was an unrestricted free agent.

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