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The Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate, who made the infamous 'hail-mary' catch in the Seahawks win over Green Bay in Week 3 of the 2012 NFL season, was on the radio station "The SiriusXM Blitz" to talk about his future, contract and his team's future. 

Tate is entering the final year of his contract and will likely be the second receiver on the team this year after the Seahawks signed Percy Harvin from the Vikings. 

When asked about his contract situation he said: "I'm going to show up to work, work hard and not worry about any contract talk. 

"I'm just going to pray on it and hopefully it works out.

"Hopefully I'm in Seattle for a long time. I really enjoy this place and I want to help this team out as much as I can right now. I'm excited for this city and its organisation." 

The Seahawks are yet to offer him an extension and if a deal isn't reached by September, he will become a free agent next year. 

Tate has expressed his desire to stay with the team and he holds the cards for now, but will really need to produce on the field if he wants that big payday he is looking for at the end of the season.

With Harvin and Sidney Rice already on the roster and tied to big money deals, Tate will have to really earn that contract with his play.  

He was also asked about his teams chances this season to which he replied, "I think we have a chance to be really, really special, and special for a long time.

"If we can just stay healthy and not let it go to our heads, I'm sure coach (Pete) Carroll will not let that happen. I think the last few years, teams kind of thought, 'Seattle, we're going to walk all over them,' but not anymore." 

A lot of people around the league are echoing Tate's sentiments. After adding some great playmakers like Harvin on offence, and Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett on defence, the Seahawks are stacked on both sides of the field and primed to be a force in the NFC. 

Tate sounds like he is right at home with the Seahawks, at least for the next 10 months.

 

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