Lions land top target, get WR Golden Tate

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) celebrates against the Denver Broncos during the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game at MetLife Stadium Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) celebrates against the Denver Broncos during the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game at MetLife Stadium Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have acquired wide receiver Golden Tate, their top target in free agency.

Tate posted on his Twitter account Wednesday: “Wow I’m officially a Detroit (hash)Lion. Extremely excited about the opportunity to grow with this organization.”

He got a five-year deal is worth $31 million with $13.25 million guaranteed, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.

Tate was the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks’ top receiver last season. The Lions were looking for someone to complement All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson, and they landed him on the second day of free agency.

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