Teams in need of a proven veteran wide receiver might not have to look too far with the league's trade deadline looming Tuesday.
"I've been told that the Lions have been fielding calls as teams have reached out about Tate," NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported on The Aftermath. "At this point, my understanding that it's not likely Tate gets moved unless they get blown away with an offer.
"So what would it take for the Lions to get blown away? Tate is 30 years old, still highly productive, but is in a contract year -- so you're talking about an eight- or nine-game rental. So expect the range of a mid-round draft pick, maybe a fourth-rounder."
On his career, Tate has 581 catches for 6,936 yards and 37 touchdowns, the kind of production that would immediately help a team looking to make a second-half push for the postseason.