Patriots, Jason McCourty Agree To Two-Year Deal

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The Lions traded Golden Tate at the trade deadline a year ago because they didn't think they could re-sign him very easily.

The former Bucs wideout agreed to a four-year deal with Tennessee on Monday, but ESPN's Dianna Russini first reported that the Titans "were bidding against New England all day" for the slot receiver. He's cashing in on $23 million guaranteed in the process.

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Free-agent wide receiver Adam Humphries stayed committed to his word despite a late attractive offer from the New England Patriots. Furthermore, while the Giants needed a receiver, they did not need a slot receiver when their only decent receiver, Sterling Shepard, already operates primarily out of the slot.

Although we're barely a full day into the 2019 NFL league year, the free agent signing period, for all intents and purposes, has been going strong since Monday.

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Tate caught 90-plus passes in four straight seasons for the Lions and earned a Pro Bowl nod in 2014. It's unclear if those moves take them out of the running for Tate.

The Patriots re-signed wide receiver Phillip Dorsett to a one-year deal Wednesday.

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Tate was a trade deadline acquisition via the Detroit Lions for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018. The veteran finished with just 74 receptions for 795 yards and four touchdowns in 15 games. It's a position they could still look to address in the draft.