Golden Tate is hoping to get paid . . . and hoping to get paid by the Lions.
The receiver is scheduled to make a base salary of $7 million in the final year of the five-year Rod Brind'Amour Jersey , $31 million contract he signed with the Lions in free agency in 2014.
The sides have had no “substantive contract talks,” Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports, with the Lions indicating to Tate and Ziggy Ansah they first want to see how the players fit in under new coach Matt Patricia.
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Tate, 29, has at least 90 catches in four consecutive seasons and 1,000-yard seasons three years in a row. He made 92 receptions for 1,003 yards and five touchdowns last season.
Jarvis Landry‘s five-year, $75 million deal with the Browns reset the market for receivers Youth Rashaan Evans Jersey , which has Tate eager to see what kind of deal he will find either from the Lions or in free agency next March.
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Gaines played last season for the Buffalo Bills. The 26-year-old will be reunited in Cleveland with Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams as the two previously worked together with the Los Angeles Rams.
The 26-year-old Gaines, who also met with the New York Jets, will bring speed and depth to the Browns.
New general manager John Dorsey has been busy overhauling Cleveland's defensive backfield. He also traded for cornerback Damarious Randall, signed free agents T.J. Carrie and Terrance Mitchell and dealt cornerback Jason McCourty to New England.
Gaines has started 26 of 37 regular-season games in the NFL, recording 185 tackles and three interceptions. Last year, the Rams traded him and a second-round draft pick to Buffalo for wide receiver Sammy Watkins.
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