DETROIT — Golden Tate spent the past four years playing on Thanksgiving as part of the old Detroit tradition. Then he got married, had his first child born and the Lions traded him to the Eagles for a third-round pick, allowing him to enjoy the holidays at home.
Detroit’s former high-volume slot receiver sent his well wishes to his former Lions teammates Thursday while enjoying their game against the Bears from home:
— Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) November 22, 2018
The Lions are still working on finding a way to replace Tate on the field. Detroit has dropped two of three games in his absence and is averaging just 17 points in his absence.
Detroit went scoreless in the first quarter against Chicago before taking the 7-0 lead on a touchdown run by LeGarrette Blount.