Tate was released by the Saints on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Tate re-signed with the Saints last week and played four special teams snaps Sunday, but did not see the field on offense. The veteran receiver will hope to latch on elsewhere and has 71 receptions for 1,099 yards over his 10-year career.
Tate agreed to re-sign with the Saints on Tuesday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Tate re-joins New Orleans about a month after being waived by the Saints. He'll likely be used on special teams but could also provide depth at the receiver position. The 10-year veteran has 71 receptions in his career.
Tate was waived by the Saints on Friday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Tate was competing for a depth receiver role with the Saints, but his best chance to make the roster was as a kick and punt returner. He ended up losing out in his bid for a roster spot, and he'll now become a free agent if he clears waivers.
The Saints signed Tate to a contract Tuesday, Nick Underhill of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports. After stints in New England, Cincinnati and Buffalo, Tate will need to turn some heads during training camp if he hopes to land on New Orleans' final roster. The Saints now have 13 healthy receivers on their roster, so the veteran pass catcher will have his work cut out for him.
Tate is inactive for Thursday's game against the Jets. It looks like some combination of Jordan Matthews, Micah Hyde, Taiwan Jones and Deonte Thompson will serve as the primary return men Thursday. Tate is one of the league's better returners, but he doesn't offer much in the receiving game even though he made a big play last week against the Raiders. Coach Sean McDermott must have a different strategy set for this week, while Tate's outlook may not get much better once the Bills start suiting up newcomer Kelvin Benjamin in Week 10. Tate's best hope might be if his special teams replacements simply botch the job.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/15||@Los Angeles Rams||19||22.05|
|5||10/06||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||25.00|
|11||11/17||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||25.00|
|14||12/08||San Francisco 49ers||30||26.13|
|3 Year Avg||8||5||66||0||4||13.20||7|