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Eagles New WR Golden Tate Arrives At Philadelphia International Airport

Eagles New WR Golden Tate Arrives At Philadelphia International Airport

While the Eagles offense may not be incredibly potent at the moment, they now led the league in time of possession, holding onto the ball for nearly 34 minutes a game. While holding his press conference Wednesday morning following Tuesday's trade of Golden Tate, Patricia took issue with a reporter for the way he was sitting while asking the question, "Why do you think this move makes your franchise better?" This year, in seven games for the Lions, he's caught 44 passes for 517 yards and three touchdowns. He joins Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor and Jordan Matthews, giving Carson Wentz another target.

We're sure you have heard it by now, but the Eagles have sent a 2019 third-round pick to the Detroit Lions in exchange for the veteran wide receiver, Golden Tate. He was chosen for the Pro Bowl in 2014, his first season with Detroit. I'll love ya forever.

Set to be a free agent after the 2018 season, Tate's arrival to Philadelphia comes at a much needed time for the Eagles, (4-4) who are locked in a tight division race in the NFC East.

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Tate, 30, is entering a contract season, and yet reports surfaced on Monday that the Lions would have to be blown away in order to green-light a deal.

The trade gives the Eagles a much needed receiving weapon as they enter the second hald of the National Football League season with a 4-4 record.