ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Detroit Lions have sent starting wide receiver Golden Tate (pictured) to the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles for a 2019 third-round draft choice.

Tate, a former Notre Dame star, signed with the Lions as a free agent after the 2013 season from Seattle, he is in the final year of his current deal.  He's had 1,000 yard receiving seasons the last two years.

The Lions clear about $3.7 million in cap space with the trade.  They now are over $6 million under the cap after Tuesday's move, according to  They now have five wide receivers still on the roster:  Marvin Jones, T.J. Jones, Kenny Golladay, Brandon Powell, and Andy Jones, who's been on the team physically unable to perform (PUP) list since the start of the season.

The Lions are at the Minnesota Vikings next Sunday in an NFC North contest.

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