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Lions notes: Golden Tate hoping for a contract extension

In light of Julian Edelman’s new contract, Golden Tate hopes he’s next.

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  • On Thursday, the New England Patriots handed receiver Julian Edelman a brand new two-year extension. The deal was relatively cheap—two-years $11 million plus $4 million in incentives—but it still caught the eye of Golden Tate, especially after Pro Football Focus posted this:

Tate responded:

Tate is currently on the third year of a five-year, $31 million contract signed back in 2014. His base salaries for the next two seasons are $6 and $7 million, with cap hits of $8.35 and $9.35 million respectively. While a deal is unlikely to get done this offseason, an extension would make sense in 2018. The Lions could theoretically lower that cap hit, while locking up Tate for another few years.

  • Speaking of Tate, he could certainly bring up this fact in future contract negotiations:

  • PFF thinks Detroit’s three best players includes two new offensive linemen:

  • Tired of lists yet? Too bad, because Pro Football Focus threw together their top 50 players in the NFL and mentioned exactly zero Lions: