Golden Tate

Despite the loss of owner William Clay Ford Sr., it’s business as usual for the Detroit Lions, who land one of their top free-agency targets.

According to, the team announced Wednesday (March 12) that they’ve agreed to a five-year deal with wide receiver Golden Tate. Though terms were not disclosed, sources say it is for $31 million with $13.25 million guaranteed.

He tells ESPN that he’s excited to join an offense where wide receivers are a priority.

“I feel like I’m going to get a lot of balls, the other receivers are going to get a lot of balls,” Tate said. “That’s exciting. Especially coming from a run-heavy offense where all the notoriety went to the defense, I’m super excited about that opportunity, but I see myself being a great complement to Calvin (Johnson) and him being a great complement to myself.”