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Finally, a harmless story about the New England Patriots. 


Golden Tate is a free agent this offseason, and he's apparently interested in joining the Patriots. 


Tate made an appearance on Earl Bennett's podcast and was quoted saying he would love to catch passes from Tom Brady. 

“I would love it [to go to the Patriots]," Tate said. "You know where you’re going to be at the end of the season: you’re going to be not only looking at the playoffs, but you’re looking at maybe a first-round bye with this team. 


“I would definitely love being a part of something like that and catch a few passes from old Tommy Boy,” he added. 


Tate spent the second half of last season as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles after Philadelphia sent a third-round pick to the Detroit Lions in exchange for Tate. Losing Tate this offseason would certainly sting, but he wasn't exactly dynamic in his time with the Eagles. 


Tate never tallied more than 90 receiving yards as a member of the Eagles, and he only caught more than six passes once. All in all, Tate caught 30 balls for 278 yards and one touchdown in his eight regular-season games with Philadelphia. 


Perhaps a change of scenery would help revive Tate's career. 

​​The Patriots have a clear need at receiver, so signing Tate makes sense. New England struggled to find a second option to play alongside Julian Edelman all season, and Chris Hogan, Cordarelle Patterson and Phillip Dorsett could all walk in free agency


With Rob Gronkowski's future still up in the air, New England needs to prioritize finding a new playmakerAnd signing a talented veteran receiver coming off his worst career season is a  vintage Bill Belichick move


Ultimately, it's too early to know where Tate will end up, but we do know he wouldn't mind being in New England. 


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