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The Lions Have Reportedly Traded WR Golden Tate

A general view of the Detroit Lions stadium with an American flag on the field.

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: General view of Ford Field before the game between Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals on September 10, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

As many speculated, the Detroit Lions have moved wide receiver Golden Tate. The veteran pass catcher is headed to Philly.

ESPN's Adam Schefter first confirmed the deal moments ago. The Philadelphia Eagles had been in the market for a receiver, and the Lions want to free up more opportunities to young wideout Kenny Golladay, so this trade makes sense.

According to Schefter, Detroit is getting back a third-round pick.

Interestingly, it looks like Tate broke the news himself a minute before Schefter. He tweeted a thank you to the Detroit fans and announced he'll be headed to Philadelphia.

The New England Patriots were also reportedly interested in the 30-year-old Tate. The former Notre Dame star has hauled in 44 receptions for 517 yards and three touchdowns this season.

The Eagles are currently 4-4 and trail the 5-2 Washington Redskins in the NFC East. The Lions, meanwhile, are 3-4 but still in contention in the NFC North.

The NFL trade deadline is set for 4 p.m. ET today.