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WR Tate agrees to 5-year deal with Lions

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Free agent wide receiver Golden Tate is leaving the Seattle Seahawks for the Detroit Lions, agreeing to a five-year contract on Wednesday.

For the first time in his seven-year career, Calvin Johnson has a game-breaking sidekick at wide receiver.

ESPN.com reports the deal is for $31 million with $13.25 million in guarantees.

Tate, 25, led all NFL receivers in forced missed tackles and yards after catch per reception in 2013, according to Pro Football Focus. He was also second in punt-return yards and first in punt-return efficiency.

Tate (5-foot-10, 202 pounds) was among the top available receivers in free agency and the Lions' top target after catching 64 passes for 898 yards and five touchdowns as the Super Bowl champion Seahawks' top receiver for most of the season.

Tate has caught 165 passes for 2,195 yards and 15 touchdowns in four seasons. The last two seasons have seen him catch 109 of those passes for 1,586 yards and 12 touchdowns.
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