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Golden Tate to visit Lions, according to report

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Free-agent wide receiver Golden Tate is set to visit the Detroit Lions.

Jamie Squire

The Detroit Lions got off to a quiet start to free agency. Their only move when the new league year began was to re-sign wide receiver Kevin Ogletree, and so far, they've been patiently watching as other teams hand out some ridiculous contracts.

There is some actual Lions news to report, though. They haven't agreed to a deal with a free-agent wide receiver just yet, but they have scheduled a visit with Golden Tate, according to Adam Schefter. Tate is set to visit the Lions on Tuesday night, meaning that if everything goes well, a deal could potentially be worked out by Wednesday morning.

It remains to be seen how much it would cost to sign Tate, but he is considered one of the top free-agent options at wide receiver. He caught 64 passes for 898 yards and 5 touchdowns last season, and over the course of his four years in the NFL (all with the Seattle Seahawks), he's racked up 2,195 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Wide receiver is the Lions' top need, so signing Tate would be a big step in the right direction at that position. The Lions need to give Calvin Johnson some help, and Tate seems more than capable of taking some of the attention away from Megatron.