Green Bay Packers: 5 good free agents to consider in 2019

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4. Golden T ate, wide receiver

Golden Tate is at the point in his career where he’s looking for one more solid contract. He’s 31-years-old and isn’t at the top of his game, but he still has enough left in the tank. He began his career with the Seattle Seahawks in 2010 after being drafted in the 2nd round (60th overall). He played there until 2014 when he signed a five-year, $31 million contract with the Detroit Lions. However, the Lions shipped him to the Philadelphia Eagles at the end of October in exchange for a third round pick.

Tate, a one time Pro Bowler and one time Super Bowl champion, has seen his play slip a little this season. After racking up at least 90 receptions every season in Detroit, he only had 74 this year including 30 in eight games with the Eagles. Still, he has a penchant for getting open in the slot and taking advantage of his quickness.

Tate might be an older alternative to Randall Cobb, but he’ll also likely be cheaper. If Green Bay is simply looking for depth and someone who can play the slot, Tate is their man. However, with the Eagles giving up a third round pick, they’re likely invested in the receiver which gives Green Bay some competition.