In need of some firepower in their receiving corps after moving on from Odell Beckham Jr., the Giants agreed to terms with Golden Tate, a source confirms.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Tate will ink a four-year, $37.5 million contract that includes $23 million guaranteed.
The 30-year-old Tate, 5-foot-10, 197 pounds, is entering his 10th NFL season. Tate, who played his college ball at Notre Dame. He began his career in 2010 with Seattle before moving over to the Lions in 2014. He was then traded to the Eagles seven games into the 2018 season.
Tate has 611 career receptions for 7,214 yards, and 38 touchdowns. He also has 43 career rushing attempts for 200 yards and has attempted (and completed) one pass in his career, that coming 2012 when he tossed a 23-yard touchdown pass.
In addition to his contributions on offense, Tate has experience returning punts. Last season he returned seven punts for 28 yards with a long of 12. He has 97 punt returns in 137 games for 987 yards.
In other Giants free agent news, cornerback B.W. Webb, a starter last year for New York, has signed with the Bengals.
Meanwhile, cornerback Antonio Hamilton, who was a solid special teas contributor, has re-signed with the Giants on a one-year veteran minimum deal per a source.