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It didn't take long for former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Golden Tate to chime in on his opinion about Philadelphia's recent acquisition of DeSean Jackson through a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Let's say he's not too pleased with it.
Moments after the Eagles completed their trade for Jackson and Mike Garafolo tweeted about it, Tate, now a free agent after coming over to Philly in a trade from the Lions, tweeted this response to the move.
Will just leave this right here....路♂️ https://t.co/i665vNIGrB— Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) March 11, 2019
Pointing out that you are the toughest WR to tackle after the catch in the NFL is certainly one way to put your (former?) team on notice. But it's not like Tate's relationship with the Eagles was that strong to begin with.
#Eagles have acquired WR DeSean Jackson in a trade with the Bucs, according to @RapSheet and @MikeGarafolo. With one year at $10M left on his contract, an extension is likely being worked on, as well.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) March 11, 2019
Tate played eight games for the Eagles in 2018 after being traded by the Detroit Lions. He hauled in just 30 receptions for 278 yards and a single touchdown following this change of scenery.
Clearly, Philly didn't love him the way they love Jackson, who starred for the Eagles for six seasons.
This seemingly signals Tate won't re-sign with the Eagles this offseason, though he still could of course. He signed for $31 million over four years with the Lions back in 2014, but will likely expect a bigger haul with three 1,000-yard seasons since then.
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