Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate has been unable to practice in the last few OTAs after falling and injuring his hand last Wednesday. Head coach Pete Carroll has been mum on the injury, but Tate has a broken hand.
Tate confirmed via his Twitter account.
So when u have a broken hand and can't practice what do u do? Master one handed catching will be my objective. Still #competeâ Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) May 30, 2012
ESPN's Mike Sando noted that the Seahawks expect Tate to be ready for training camp.
Tate, a 2010 second-round pick out of Notre Dame, was inactive for the start of his rookie season and he finished that year with only 21 passes for 227 yards in limited duty. Injuries to Sidney Rice and Mike Williams significantly increased his role last season, as Tate logged the second-highest number of snaps (behind only Ben Obomanu) among Seahawks wide receivers. Tate would set career-highs with 35 passes for 382 yards, and he emerged as Tarvaris Jackson's preferred target in the red zone, catching the first three touchdowns of his career.
With Williams on the mend from ankle surgery, and Rice coming off surgery on both shoulders, this year's OTAs and minicamp provided a good opportunity for Tate to evolve as a player and earn a regular role in the offense after he was denied a regular offseason because of last year's lockout.Â