"They thought they had five, six, seven top receivers (to choose from) in this (draft) class, so there wasn't a need to pay a lot of money when you could get a rookie for pennies, I guess, relatively speaking," Tate said. "So maybe that's why (they let me go)."
Tate was also asked about a potential playoff matchup against his old team.
"Fate will unwind as it must, my English teacher told me," Tate said. "I think that's Beowulf."