Receiver Golden Tate said he would ‘love’ to play for the Patriots

"I would definitely love being a part of something like that and catch a few passes from old Tommy Boy."

Golden Tate
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Golden Tate catches a pass during practice. –AP Photo/Matt Rourke

The Patriots are thin at wide receiver, and Golden Tate, a rumored target of the team’s for the past few seasons, stoked more fires Wednesday, telling ProStyle podcast via WEEI.com he would love to play for the Patriots.

“I would love it, I would love it,’’ he said. “That organization, they have proven to be champions year in and year out. They work hard for sure, but you know where you’re going to be at the end of the season: you’re going to be not only looking at the playoffs, but you’re looking at maybe a first-round bye with this team. You gotta admire that organization, they do things right, they’ve been doing it for a long, long, long time.’’

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And how about playing with Tom Brady?

“I would definitely love being a part of something like that and catch a few passes from old Tommy Boy,’’ Tate added. “Julian [Edelman] is a buddy of mine, I’m really good buddies with him. I’ve heard good things from Kyle Van Noy, who got traded from Detroit and went there and has just been balling out since. It’s, as I said, a great organization. I definitely would not mind going over there for sure.’’

Tate, 30, has played for the Seahawks, Lions and Eagles, and is a soon-to-be free agent. He was traded from the Lions to the Eagles last season, and had 74 receptions for 795 yards and 4 TDs in 2018.

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